Berlin - Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola "would do
well to adjust his attitude", warned Herbert Fadel, head of the German
FA's referee commission, after the Spaniard ran towards the fourth official in
last week's 1-1 draw against Schalke.
Guardiola is under close scrutiny after his 45-metre run to
protest a disallowed Robert Lewandowski goal.
Within seconds of the decision, Guardiola stormed out of his
technical area and was seen talking to and also touching the assistant at the
corner flag. On his way back, Arjen Robben headed the corner home to give
Bayern the lead and the coach then embraced fourth referee Robert Kempter.
"Pep Guardiola would do well to adjust his
attitude," Fandel told German weekly newspaper Bild.
"With all due respect to strong emotional reactions, we
crossed a line. A coach leaving his technical area to rush towards an assistant
at the corner flag needs to be sent to the stands."
Fandel reaction comes after former FIFA referee Urs Meier's
assertion that Guardiola "can do whatever he wants".
"By acting like that, Guardiola undermines and
ridicules referees," insisted Meier, who also advocates sending the Bayern
manager to the stands after his "disrespectful" behaviour.For
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