Diego Simeone appears to tell ballboy to throw football on pitch

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Diego Simeone is facing a three-match ban for his involvement in the bizarre incident that marred Atletico Madrid’s win over Malaga on Saturday.

The Argentinian was sent to the stands after a ball was thrown onto the pitch as Malaga launched a threatening counter-attack in first-half injury-time.

Simeone argued his innocence after the game but new footage appears to show the boss telling a ball boy to throw the ball onto the field to disrupt Malaga’s attack.


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As he watches Malaga spring an attack, Simeone quickly retreats to the young lad. Seconds later the ball is thrown onto the pitch.

It doesn’t take a genius to work out what the Madrid boss said.

Simeone appears to tell a ball boy to throw a football

After the game, Simeone said: “The images will show [what happened]. It'll become clear,” per the Daily Mail.

“It’s clear that the referee made the right decision as per the regulations. He did what he had to do. There's little more that can be said.

“It was a boy beside me [who threw the ball], but that doesn't mean anything.”

Huge uproar

Atletico emerged victorious thanks to Angel Correa’s 62nd minute winner. They are now level on points with Barcelona atop La Liga but are set to be without their manager for the remaining three league games.

There will be huge uproar if Madrid go on to win the Spanish title this season after yesterday’s controversy.

Simeone’s passion is incredibly infectious but he crossed the line yesterday. The manager has worked wonders during his time in Spain, guiding his team to a La Liga title and Champions League final, and he showed just how far he is willing to go to win with his immoral act.

Guillem Balague referenced a similar incident in his analysis for Sky Sports yesterday in which the culprit was handed an eight-game ban.

It’ll certainly put a dampener on Madrid’s season if Simeone receives a similar suspension.

What should Simeone's punishment be? Have your say in the comments section below!

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