Real Madrid coach Mourinho raps Webb (sort of): He's too good a man to send off Hummels
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says ref Howard Webb was "too good of a man" to send off Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels last night. Mourinho felt the decision would've changed the Champions League tie as Real lost 4-3 on aggregate.
"It is unfortunate that Webb stopped being a referee and to be a man, I have said that to him because I have his confidence. Hummels should have been sent off, we all saw his stop, it was not a penalty, it was a free-kick, but it was a clear red card because Cristiano's pass would have left Benzema alone against the goalkeeper.
"There were 18 minutes left plus injury time and Webb thought that about the guy not playing the final but first he has to be a referee and then a man. He had to send him off and the story would have been different. So, that shows that Webb has lots of things that make him a good referee as well as a good person.
"I prefer to have good referees but the rules are there to be followed. I try to be fair and I think if we had played with the same attitude in Dortmund that we would not have had to make the comeback in this match."
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