Thu Nov 11 11:28am EST
Real Madrid advanced in the Copa del Rey with an easy 5-1 win over Murcia on Wednesday. The match wasn't all sunshine and roses for Real, though. Six different players were shown yellow cards and both Alvaro Arbeloa and Jose Mourinho were sent off, while just one Murcia player was booked the whole match.
As you can imagine, this did not please Mourinho, who sat with the fans after being dismissed, and he made his frustrations with referee Luis Paradas Romero known after the match. From Goal.com:
"I sought the best possible position after I got sent off, but it will be the referee who should write the report on the incident," Mourinho furiously said to Europa Press after the match. "I am not the one to judge him on his performance, but his superiors.
"If you take a look at his profile and statistics, you will see whether it is good or bad. He has fewer than 50 games experience and has produced over 250 yellow cards, and 14-15 red cards.
"That is an average of six a match. When he refereed the match between Zaragoza and Mallorca, he produced a record 10 yellow and two red cards, which settled the encounter," he concluded.
This was Mourinho's first dismissal in Spain and something tells me it won't be his last.
Photos: Reuters, Getty; Full Mourinho match report (with gifs!) here