Real Madrid reported for extraordinary ref accusation ahead of LaLiga clash vs Sevilla

Real Madrid players protest to the referee in a Copa del Rey tie against Atletico Madrid in January 2024.
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Real Madrid have been reported by Sevilla to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for "a campaign of persecution and harrassment" of the match officials in charge of Sunday's LaLiga clash between the two clubs.

The club's official television channel, Real Madrid TV, has broadcast criticism of referee and VAR decisions before and after matches this season and that has led to accusations by opponents that Los Blancos are seeking to influence officials.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.