Granada’s Dani Benitez throws bottle at referee

Posted by - May 6, 2012 - Football videos, Spain

We are all used to seeing fairly evident displays of dissent in this country, but in Spain it is even worse, emphasised by the video above.

There were amazing scenes after the game between Granada and Real Madrid last night, after Real came from a goal behind to win 2-1. The result meant that Granada are just two points ahead of the relegation zone with one game to go. However, with three teams below them with only one game to go, did they really need to react as they did?

Granada’s players surrounded the referee and his assistants, who showed red cards to Guilherme Siqueira and Moises Hurtado before Dani Benitez, a 25-year-old midfielder, threw a bottle of sports drink at the ref.

All this lunacy was in response to a penalty.

Granada will presumably be forced to pay a huge fine, whilst Dani Benitez should expect a long ban.