Rubiales apologizes after TV fails to show late controversial incident in Real Madrid vs Athletic Club clash

16 Jan 2021

Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales issued an apology after channel Movistar failed to show a controversial incident in the last minutes of Real Madrid’s Supercopa de Espana semi-final defeat to Athletic Club.

While the VAR was reviewing the incident for handball in the box, after Unai Nunez‘s clearance of the ball after attempting a diving header, fans were shown a later play involving a Sergio Ramos aerial duel.

“[The play] should have been shown and I apologize for it,” Rubiales told Deportes Cuatro after the duel.

“It is silly to hide it. It is a production failure.”

After the match, Movistar showed all the available shots from the controversial incident, one which was reviewed for more than one minute by VAR.

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