Á hinum ýmsu netmiðlum í dag kemur það fram að Rafa sé ósáttur við hin ýmsu ummæli Ferguson í garð dómara og sé með því að reyna að hafa áhrif á dómara leiksins (Steve Bennett) á sunnudaginn. Þetta á við að Cristiano Ronaldo sé ekki nógu verndaður og komist andstæðingarnir oft uppá gróf brot á honum.
Rafa segir m.a. í viðtali við The Guardian:
“Ferguson is clever, that is clear. After a difficult game [Portsmouth] he was talking about referees and before an important game [Liverpool] he is talking about protecting Ronaldo. The referees, though, have experience and they will know Ferguson. Sunday’s referee has experience and he is strong enough.
og hann heldur áfram:
“Ferguson has a lot of experience. If you need to protect Ronaldo, then you also need to protect Torres and Gerrard and all the skilful players in the league. This kind of treatment must be the same for all the teams and all the players. I wasn’t surprised last week to hear what he was saying. I just want to go into the game with the same situation as the other team.”
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