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Butragueño about Militao’s red card: “I have some doubts, a yellow card was enough”

Real Madrid’s spokesperson talked to the press after the game.

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Former Real Madrid player and now spokesperson Emilio Butragueño talked to Movistar+ after the team’s disappointing 1-2 loss at home against Levante. Butragueño shared his thoughts on the use of VAR and complained about two specific plays: Militao’s red card and the penalty given to Levante which ended in a spectacular save by Thibaut Courtois.

“The control by the Levante player doesn’t send the ball in front of our goal but to the left of the field and according to the rule book it has to be an obvious scoring chance, meaning if the play took him to face our goalkeeper. I have some doubts about it, I think the yellow card was enough there,” said Butragueño.

He also had some words to say about the penalty, even though it didn’t cost Real Madrid a goal.

“We believe that the foul happens outside the box, so it shouldn’t be a penalty. It catches our attention that the referee didn’t go to see the replay in that crucial play which ended up costing us a penalty,” said Butragueño.

The former Madrid attacker said that the team will not give up although they probably said good-bye to La Liga with that loss.

“It’s true that this is a tough loss but we can’t stop fighting because that’s Real Madrid’s DNA, to fight until the very end,” he concluded.

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