Xavi suspended for insulting referees after criticizing Mourinho’s behavior

Andy Mattioli

Barcelona manager Xavi has found himself at the center of attention following his recent outburst against La Liga referees.

The former midfielder was in fact highly critical of the performances of the officials involved in Barcelona’s first match of the season with Getafe.

This outburst earned him a two-match suspension which will force him to skip the upcoming games with Cadiz and Villareal.

Xavi had infamously criticized Jose Mourinho’s outburst against Anthony Taylor after Roma’s loss in the Europa League final, saying in regards to the Special One’s behavior, “As we ask not to be insulted, we must be the first ones to lead by example. Conduct is very important, I hope I never offer such an image to the world of football.”

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