Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham was able to fly off the pitch in the league game against Greuther Fürth on Wednesday evening, but got off lightly. Rachid Azzouzi, sports director of the game association, was angry after the game about the decision of referee Daniel Schlager.
Bellingham had entered a risky duel in a 3-0 win against the bottom of the table after seeing a yellow card for unsportsmanlike conduct. The 18-year-old was finally replaced at half-time. Because he saw his fifth yellow card, the midfielder is missing for BVB at the end of the year against Hertha on Saturday in Berlin.
“I do believe – even if I am stoned by the referees – that it is subconsciously like this: If you allow yourself to make a mistake against Dortmund, then there will be theater,” said Azzouzi at the break and added: “If you go against Fürth Mistake happens, then in three hours nobody will talk about it anymore. “
Azzouzi argued that in the case of Bellingham, a Fürth would have been thrown off the pitch at half time. “I can give you my seal of approval. If that had been a blue player, he would have been gone. I think that just the backdrop and the fact that it’s Dortmund or Bayern, that there are decisions from time to time that are not entirely understandable, “he explained and added:” I don’t want to complain, but I don’t know why he didn’t give a yellow card. I can’t understand that then it was also yellow-red. “
Fürth coach Stefan Leitl hit a similar line after the game. “I told him it was a catastrophic decision and I also believe that it is correct. It’s a clear yellow card for me and then it’s a yellow-red,” he said.
Leitl suspected that his team might have equalized: “Or you don’t lose 3-0. That is a scene that annoys me brutally and it is not the first time this season.”