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DFB opens investigation into Bellingham

BVB pro asked to comment – Rose’s insinuation

The DFB’s control committee opened an investigation against BVB professional Jude Bellingham (18) on Monday.

The fact that Jude Bellingham gave vent to his frustration in front of a running TV camera on Saturday evening after the 2:3 against Bayern will have repercussions for the young professional.

Bellingham had said about referee Felix Zwayer (kicker grade 5.5): “You give the biggest game in Germany to a referee who has refereed games before. What do you expect?”

On Monday, the DFB announced that the control committee had opened an investigation against the 18-year-old Englishman. Bellingham was asked to submit a written statement. “Once the statement is available and has been evaluated, the control committee will decide on the further progress of the proceedings,” the DFB said.

BVB coach Marco Rose on Monday once again addressed the incidents in the top match against FCB. “I would be lying if I said that left me cold. I had a restless night because we felt unfairly treated. And I am a person who stands for justice.”

Rose’s hint at the looming Bellingham penalty

But, Rose continued, “now we should still put a spanner in the works at some point. The DFB, in its own way, has moderated the issue via small interviews. Nevertheless, I still believe, after watching several times, that double standards were applied too often in this match. But when it comes to moderation, I think it should be moderated as a matter of principle and everything that could still come up should simply be left out.”

By which Rose must have meant a retrospective penalty for Bellingham.

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