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The disciplinary committee decided that it was not necessary to sanction Ancelotti, despite the fact they have done so in other similar cases, which has caused a stir in Spanish football.
After a late penalty from Cristhian Stuani levelled the match for Girona, following a Marco Asensio handball, Ancelotti told the press that the penalty had been invented.
He later said this was a mistranslation from Italian, and he was referring to an Italian phrase that means penalty that isn’t a penatlty.
The Italian had also blamed the referee for costing his side two points due to a ‘non-penalty’, as well as detailing that for him it was a mistake and not a penalty.
This has caused much ire in Valencia, where Jose Gaya was recently suspended for four matches for similar comments after a match. Many will see it as inconsistency on the part of La Liga.