Brazilian Barcelona star Vitor Roque has made fiery statements against refereeing in the Spanish Championship, especially after he was sent off in Alaves’ last match.
The Catalan club is preparing to face its counterpart Granada in the twenty-fourth round of the 2023-2024 Spanish Premier League.
Blaugrana are third in the La Liga standings with 50 points, while Granada are in nineteenth place in La Liga with 12 points.
The Montjuic stadium, the stronghold of the Catalan club, will host the match next Sunday, at ten o’clock in the evening in Cairo and eleven o’clock in Mecca.
Vitor Roque spoke about the reasons for his red card in the match against Alaves
Vitor spoke during a press statement on the club’s official website, saying: “I think the yellow card was unfair, at least the second one, and now I have to serve my punishment.”
He added: “This is a referee’s decision and the club has tried their best to appeal it, so I have no choice but to take the penalty and prepare for the next match.”
He continued: “I didn’t understand at first. It was a ball where the defender came at me with his foot first, and when I saw him, I tried to turn my foot so as not to collide with him or get injured.” , but the player started screaming and the referee showed me a red card.”
Roque emphasized: “The referee told me that the situation here is not the same as in Brazil.”
He continued: “Are you angry that you can’t play against Granada after scoring two in a row? Yes, yes, because I wanted to be on the field helping my teammates like I helped them, but now I need to stay calm and keep working.”
When asked (Given this decision, do you understand the words of Laporta when he said that the league is fraudulent, and the words of Xavi when he said that Barcelona is paying for the Negrera affair?), the star answered. Barça“I understand that a little bit. I was sad about the decision to keep the yellow card, but now I need to implement the punishment and prepare as much as possible to give my best in the upcoming matches.”