Our thanks to Sean for this. The start of the article:
Elena Pavel, who plays for Sporting Huelva, claimed that referee Santiago Quijada Alcon, who officiated her side’s 3-2 defeat to Santa Teresa on Sunday, propositioned her by asking: “Hey brown-hair, let’s get coffee this afternoon.” [This must be the ‘rape culture’ I’ve been hearing about. To be fair, she does have brown hair.]
According to a report by The Local, the 31-year-old replied, “Better stick to blowing your whistle” and later told news agency Efe that she believed Alcon was attempting to provoke her.
“I’ve stopped believing in football, in fair play,” she said.
“I feel helpless, humiliated. In the many years I’ve been playing football I’ve never felt so ashamed.” [Quick, someone, fetch the fainting couch!]
Pavel also criticised Alcon’s general performance, after he sent off two Huelva players and rejected vociferous claims for a penalty.
So the referee sent off two players from her side, and rejected vociferous claims [are they more likely to be valid than non-vociferous claims?] for a penalty… certain indicators of bias and/or incompetence, surely?