The referee Eduardo Iturralde Gonzalez, an arbitration old village of La Liga now retired, recently caused an uproar when said in an interview that nearly every referee working in the professional level of the shadow Spain rocks are more or less in favor Real Madrid.
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Mr. Iturralde began the 291 matches in La Liga, and recently on the radio Cadena SER, the former referee Basque country said that if scaling referee bias Real Madrid versus Barcelona, the difference is too large. "90% and 10%, 90% referees arrested in La Liga when Real bias," he said.
"Whether you like it or not, Barcelona truth is 70% of the Spanish population, except in Catalunya, the Real Madrid fans. Currently there are many people like Barcelona, especially the young people witnessing the success of the Barcelona stage of Pep Guardiola. But before Messi era how many people cheering Real Madrid in Spain? 70%. "
In 2014, Iturralde meanwhile had also commented on the bias of referees. "The football referee in Spain does not come from Mars, they become referees because they love football and love football when they will have the favorite team of his own. I was born in Bilbao and the Bilbao fans, but the same thing does not apply to other regions in the country, "he said.
Arbitration is always a hot topic with the Spanish football, especially penchant Real - Barca
"The rest of Spain the majority of referees are fans of Real Madrid or Barcelona because it's two most successful teams. And of which the majority are Real fans, by Real frankly have fans from all over the country. But I do not equate all of them are unprofessional arbitration ".
Real Madrid and the referee had problems is always a topic of debate from the end of the 1960s to the present. There has been a "conspiracy theory" that the chief arbiter of the Spanish Football Federation in the second half of the 1960s did not help Real consecutive La Liga champions, but also ensure that Barcelona never crowned.
Even the Champions League final with Real Madrid appeared to lack the shadow phase nor controversial goal from Predrag Mijatovic's decision in 1998 to Sergio Ramos equalizer 2016.