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Bedlam in Bundesliga - referee storms off when Leverkusen boss refuses to go to stands

Things turned sour after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal for Borussia Dortmund.

“HE GOES OR I go”.

That was the message from referee Felix Zwayer when Bayer Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt refused to move to the stands following his sending off for dissent today.

Leverkusen had just conceded against Borussia Dortmund and Schmidt felt his side deserved a free-kick in the build-up to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 65th-minute goal.

His protest landed him with a red card, which he refused to acknowledge, and that’s when things really started to get interesting.

So the referee, as he was entitled to do, decided to temporarily abandon the game because of Schmidt’s refusal to move.

The match was suspended for eight minutes while the issue was sorted and eventually, after the resumption, finished 1-0 to Dortmund.

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