Following his comments on arbitration, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, general manager of Atlético de Madrid, could be heavily sanctioned by the Spanish federation. He published a letter on Friday in which he accuses the refereeing decisions taken during the Madrid derby last Thursday against Real Madrid. Statements that the Technical Committee of Referees will not denounce, but that the Integrity service of the Federation could. If this measure is exceeded, as has already happened with other presidents, the Committee will have to decide on the size of the fine.
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For the past few seasons, Spanish football has been combating these defamatory remarks by means of an article which makes it possible to sanction players, coaches or managers if they question the refereeing team. This is article 106 of the disciplinary code which states that in the event of “statement questioning the honesty and impartiality of any member of the arbitration panel or RFEF bodies as well as statements that imply disapproval of the activity of any member of the aforementioned groups when made with contempt or when offensive, insulting, humiliating or coarse language is used, will be sanctioned”.