Bellingham in Trouble with German Soccer Authority

The German Football Association (DFB) is investigating England midfielder Jude Bellingham’s comments about referee Felix Zwayer. The player accused the referee of being fair in officiating in their 3-2 loss to defending champions Bayern Munich in the weekend. 

German Football Association set to Investigate Jude Bellingham

After the game that day, 18-year-old Bellingham questioned the appointment of Zwayer as the officiating referee. The referee banned before for match-fixing for about six months in 2005 had the English teenager not happy with his officiating. Zwayer rejected Dortmund’s appeals for a penalty before giving their rivals a spot-kick for a Mats Hummels handball which Robert Lewandowski converted to give the visitors the victory in the game.

Bellingham In Trouble With German Soccer Authority

Bellingham said: “You give a referee, that has match fixed before, the biggest game in Germany. What do you expect?” He “also said: “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.” The win saw Bayern Munich move four points clear of rivals Borussia Dortmund at the top of the German Bundesliga.

The DFB control committee have written to Bellingham and asked him to comment on his statements “as soon as possible”. Once Bellingham’s response has been evaluated, the control committee will decide what action to take next. According to reports, Borussia Dortmund is solidly behind their player as the club’s sports director Michael Zorc said it was a very emotional situation. He knows the player was very disappointed and only named known facts. He also said that Jude was not spreading lies but what happened in the past.

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