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Bellingham Fined for ‘Match Fixing’ Comment

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham has been fined by the German Football Association for his ‘Match Fixing’ comment against a referee after their loss to Bayern Munich.

The German FA has fined the England International 40,000 Euros for “unsportsmanlike behaviour.”

The 18-year-old criticized the referee Zwayer after their 3-2 defeat on Saturday, referencing the six-month ban he received for a match-fixing scandal in 2005.

The referee turned down Dortmund penalty appeal during the game. At the same time, Bayern received a penalty call for a handball by Matts Hummels, which Robert Lewandowski converted to seal the win for Bayern.

Bellingham said, “You give a referee, that has match fixed before, the biggest game in Germany. What do you expect?”

He added that “For me, it wasn’t [a penalty]. He [Hummels] is not even looking at the ball, and he’s fighting to get it, and it hits him. You can look at a lot of the decisions in the game.”

Dortmund has said they will not be appealing the fine as they solidly support their player.

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