Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic: Ref insulted me three times


Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has explained his ref bust-up during the El Clasico win against Real Madrid on Sunday.

Rakitic said he had a heated argument with referee Jair Marrufo after he insulted him three times during the win in Miami.

He explained: “People who know me are aware that it is difficult to wind me up but the referee did.

“He insulted me quite strongly three times. I usually have a lot of respect for them but when they don’t show it to me, then I don’t like it.”

Rakitic added: “There is still a little to go but I think it has been a positive tour. The games have had a good rhythm and we have worked hard in training. When you win then you always enjoy it more.”

Source: Tribal football