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The appointment of Medina Cantalejo as head of the referees put the stiff ears of all the Betis, who attribute a Seville inclination to him. Some


The appointment of Medina Cantalejo as head of the referees put the stiff ears of all the Betis, who attribute a Seville inclination to him. Some even predicted problems for Madrid in LaLiga, since Sevilla is second. The bad refereeing of Muñiz Ruiz & Estrada Fernández at Rayo-Betis fueled that phobia and caused threats to Medina’s family, with denunciations of this immediately ridiculed from Betic circles. With this background, the ultra fund went to the derby very badly predisposed and that negative emotion broke when a flag was thrown from the PVC pole that hit Jordán’s head.

What followed was a fatal chain of events that have resulted in a mutual grievance loaded with cross accusations that have even reached the two coachesBoth foreigners. Every Betic considers that Jordán made a story at the instigation of Lopetegui in order to seek a tricky classification. Every sevillista considers it intolerable that the accusation be transferred to the victim, who remained under observation on Sunday while the game was completed, but who trained yesterday. Now Betis expects and fears a sanction that they will have and deserve, and Sevilla is eliminated from the Cup by their intimate enemy. Both consider themselves wronged.

Yesterday the launcher was finally arrested, on which Betis had slipped the extravagant species that the pole was spit out because the flag was broken. It turned out to be a guy with a very ugly record, as those backgrounds abound. Meanwhile, it rains tweets, memes, ridicule and cross accusations not only from individuals, but from the clubs’ own media. Unfortunately, in Seville there remains an ember of the old barbarism of our football that has now been revived causing a mutual grievance of the rank of the elders of the past. And in a month and a half another derby awaits us, this one at Pizjuán…