The Court annuls the very precautionary measure that allowed the striker to play against Espanyol
MADRID, 4 Jan. (.) –
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAD) confirmed this Wednesday the three-match ban on FC Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski, who was sent off for a double yellow and penalized for an offensive gesture towards the referee, and renders the very cautious order of Spanish justice ineffective. that did allow the ‘9’ to play the derby against RCD Espanyol.
After studying the merits of the case, the TAD considers that Lewandowski must comply with those three games of sanction and, except for a new appeal by FC Barcelona before the ordinary courts, the Polish international would lose, due to that sanction that he is carrying, the matches of LaLiga Santander against Atlético de Madrid, Getafe and Girona.
Despite the fact that Robert Lewandowski did play the derby (1-1 at the Spotify Camp Nou) against RCD Espanyol on December 31, thanks to the very precautionary measure achieved in the Central Court of Contentious Matters in Madrid, this latest TAD resolution would annul that very cautious
Previously, both the Competition Committee and the Appeals Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAD) dismissed the allegations of FC Barcelona, which decided to go to ordinary justice. However, this second TAD setback can change everything.
The case continues to get complicated, since Lewandowski played against Espanyol in what the blue and white club considered an “injustice”. So much so that he asked to challenge the match – to achieve victory in the offices – due to improper alignment of the ‘culé’ striker.
The three-game ban is due to one for the double yellow and two more for the gesture of putting his finger to his nose that the referee for the duel against Osasuna, Gil Manzano, considered a contempt for him.