Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Amazing scenes played out at the end of Granada’s 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in La Liga on Saturday night.
Granada, who now go into the final game of the La Liga season just two points above the relegation zone, were angered by the award of a penalty for Real Madrid with nine minutes to go, which Cristiano Ronaldo converted for the equaliser before a late own goal sealed the Los Blancos win.
At the final whistle, Granada players surrounded referee Clos Gomez who showed straight red cards to Guilherme Siqueira and Moises Hurtado before Dani Benitez threw a bottle at the official.
Benitez, a 25-year-old Spanish midfielder, had been substituted at half-time but joined in with the hordes of Granada players and officials swarming round the ref to complain about the penalty decision.
To add to their anger, Gomez reportedly lives in Zaragoza, with Real one of Granada’s main rivals in the relegation battle.