LaLiga doesn’t deserve refereeing like this

Sunday evening’s Clasico was packed full of controversy, with a red card for Sergi Roberto, with several other challenges that could have resulted in a dismissal, with mistaken offside calls, with fouls that weren’t blown and with a potential penalty for Marcelo.

While both teams will claim they were the ones who were jeopardised the most by Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez, what is clear is that the officiating was disappointing and it hurt both sides on different occasions.

El Clasico is the biggest fixture in world football and it takes place with the best players, coaches and stadia.

It also deserves the best refereeing and, on this occasion, that wasn’t the case.