Judge Felix Zwayer spoke after the events that took place during and after the meeting of Borussia Dortmund with Bayern Munich (2: 3).
The weekend skirmish at the top of the Bundesliga table brought us a lot of emotions and controversy related to the decisions made by the referee leading this meeting.
The players of Borussia Dortmund had the greatest grudge against Felix Zwayer, who expressed it immediately after the end of the match in their post-match statements.
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The 40-year-old decided after a few days to speak about the match in “Bilda” and referred primarily to the words of Bellingham, who stayed for them fined by the English Federation.
– It can’t end this way. Such a statement deliberately gives the wrong impression that I did not run the game to the best of my knowledge and belief. It is disrespectful and disrespectful, admitted Zwayer.
Even if you put yourself in a subjective and emotionally charged perspective, this statement is far from being any professional or substantive criticism. In particular with regard to the rhetorical conclusion regarding the present and the future – added the referee and mentioned that he expressed a desire to meet the English footballer.
– I would like to clarify this in a personal conversation with him. I offered it to him. I don’t care what his sentence was, but I want him to understand that he has gone too far. I would accept a sincere apology, said the German.
The referee also commented on the alleged setting of a 2004 match between Wupperstaler SV and Werder Bremen reserves, for which he was suspended for six months.
– I’ve never been involved in match-fixing. As a young man, I made the mistake of not reporting the incident right away, but only after too much consideration. It was wrong and I was punished for it – admitted Zwayer.