Appeal upholds Marcelo’s three match ban

Appeal upholds Marcelo’s three match ban

The Appeals Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) decided this Thursday to maintain the three-game ban on Real Madrid’s Brazilian player Marcelo, for his expulsion in the Copa del Rey round of 16 match against Elche on the 20th.

The madridista defender was punished by the Single Competition Judge with a match after being sent off with a direct red card in the 102nd minute, for knocking down an opponent and thereby preventing an obvious goal scoring opportunity, and with two others because after seeing the card he said to the referee Jorge Figueroa Vázquez “you are very bad”, according to the arbitration record.

Real Madrid filed an appeal with the Appeals Committee, which today dismissed the appeal and fully confirmed the contested agreement.

Against the Appeal resolution, an appeal may be lodged before the Administrative Court of Sport within a maximum period of fifteen business days, counting from the day after the notification is received.

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