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Referee who dismissed Ronaldo banned for a month

ESPN staff
February 7, 2014
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The referee who sent off Cristiano Ronaldo last Sunday for Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao has been banned for a month, according to a Spanish radio station.

Cadena Cope report that Miguel Angel Ayza Gamez has been punished following his performance in the match which ended 1-1 between the sides at San Mames.

The decision from the Spanish League's Refereeing Technical Committee (CTA) to drop Gamez has also seen the referee barred from taking charge of Madrid matches for the rest of the campaign.

Ronaldo was dismissed for raising a hand to Bilbao captain Carlos Gurpegi, while he also confronted Ander Iturraspe.

Ronaldo's appeal against the three-match ban imposed has been rejected, but Madrid are set to take the case still further by petitioning a Spanish government body to get the punishment overturned.

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