Aspas slams referee as Real Madrid targeted with social media hashtag after trio of spot-kicks vs Celta


The fallout stemming from Real Madrid's victory over Celta Vigo this evening has continued long after the final whistle bringing proceedings to a close.

Los Blancos were back in action a short time ago.

Amid efforts to extend their advantage at the La Liga summit to a full 12 points, Carlo Ancelotti's troops made the trip to The Estadio de Balaรญdos, for a meeting with the aforementioned Celta.

And, when all was said and done, the side from the Spanish Capital emerged with all three points.

This, however, only came on the back of a host of controversial decisions, which saw not only hosts Celta denied an equaliser late in the first-half, but also the visitors awarded a hefty three spot-kicks, two of which Karim Benzema managed to convert:

On the back of the action being brought to a close at Balaidos, it therefore came as little surprise when Celta star Iago Aspas made use of the opportunity to take aim at referee Pablo Gonzalez.

Speaking in a post-match interview, the former Liverpool attacker fumed:

''It looked like the referee wanted to see Benzema score a hat-trick.''

Celta's social media chief, meanwhile, appeared equally baffled in posting the following to the club's official Twitter account:


And the backlash has not ended there, either.

Taking to social media in their droves, rival fans and neutrals alike have been quick to reveal their frustration with the nature of Real Madrid's triumph on Saturday, making use of the nickname 'Vardrid', as showcased below:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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