Jude Bellingham: German FA investigating Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder’s comments about referee

Jude Bellingham moved to Dortmund from Birmingham City in 2020

The German Football Association is investigating the statements of English midfielder Judd Bellingham regarding referee Felix Zoer after the Borussia Dortmund match. 3-2 defeat Bayern Munich.

Bellingham, 18, has questioned Zwer’s appointment, citing a six-month ban over the match-fixing scandal in 2005.

Zuer rejected Dortmund’s penalty requests before awarding his opponent a penalty after Mats Hummels’ handball.

Robert Lewandowski scored the penalty kick to secure Bayern Munich’s victory.

Speaking to Viaplay,External link Bellingham said: “I gave the referee, who had already decided a match, the biggest match in Germany. What do you expect?”

Bayern’s victory in Der Classicer on Saturday puts them four points clear of Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga.

“For me, it wasn’t [a penalty]. he is [Hummels] He doesn’t even look at the ball and he’s fighting to get it and you hit him.”

“You can look at a lot of decisions in the game.”

The German Football Association’s oversight committee wrote to Bellingham asking him to comment on his comments “as soon as possible”.

Once Bellingham’s response has been assessed, the monitoring committee will decide what action to take.

Sporting director Michael Zorc said Dortmund stand “100%” behind Bellingham.

“It was a very emotional situation, he was very disappointed and only mentioned the known facts,” Zorc told Roar News.

Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke added: “To be clear, Jude was not spreading lies, but what has happened in the past.

“That statement shouldn’t have been, but I don’t see anything wrong there. I don’t expect that to have any consequences for Judd.”

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