Real Madrid supporters are planning a white-handkerchief protest for Wednesday’s Spanish Super Cup second leg at home to Barcelona after Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a 5-match suspension.
The president of the official Madrid fan group, Pena Capotey Montera said that the ruling marked a trend that has seen the European champions suffering unduly at the hands of officials in recent years.
The planned “panolada” protest comes in response to the decision to give Madrid superstar, Ronaldo an extended ban for pushing the referee after he was shown a second yellow card in the first leg.
The group plans to display a banner at the Bernabeu to highlight the feeling that Madrid have been harmed by “scandalous” officiating.
Montera said, “Take out your hankie when the three officials come out, in a signal of protest for the refereeing which Real Madrid is suffering and in condemnation of the unfair punishment for our player, Cristiano Ronaldo.”