It’s just not Real Betis’ season.
Already on their third manager of the campaign, the Seville side suffered from an appalling display of officiating on Sunday that left them 11 points back of safety in La Liga.
Early in the first half, the Verdiblancos thought they had a penalty when Ruben Castro was chopped to ground by Mikel Balenziaga, although referee Jesus Gil Manzano was unmoved and even booked Castro for diving.
Manzano then further infuriated the hosts when he awarded a spot-kick to Athletic following Damien Perquis’ challenge on Kike Sola, and just eight minutes later, Perquis was ejected for a challenge on Balenziaga.
Lorenzo Reyes joined his teammate in the dressing room just before the hour mark after picking up a second booking for a handball—his first having been presented for arguing the penalty.
And if that wasn’t enough, Betis might have had a penalty for a handball when Balenziaga blocked Castro’s shot, but once again, Manzano did nothing.