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Four games of sanction to Cádiz coach, Álvaro Cervera, for criticizing the referee

The Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) He sanctioned Cádiz coach Álvaro Cervera with four suspension matches for questioning the refereeing decisions in the duel against Granada (1-1), and shelved the files of the Chilean Betis coach, Manuel Pellegrini, and the player Joel Robles.

Competition opened a file against Álvaro after criticizing the performance of the referee and the VAR in the match against Granada, on the fifth day, at the Ramón de Carranza, and in addition to the four games of sanction, he imposed a fine of 601 euros.

“Everyone has seen it but there are three people who have not seen it. The only explanation is that they did not want to whistle it“, Álvaro said, affirmation that for the instructor of the file and for the Competition Committee they represent an infraction of the disciplinary code that carries a sanction of four to twelve games.

In the case of Pellegrini and Joel Robles, whose files were also opened for commenting on the arbitration proceedings after the match that Betis lost against Real Madrid on matchday 3 (2-3), both the instructor and Competition agree that they do not clearly question the honesty or impartiality of the referee.

Nor do they constitute a disapproval of the referee’s performance with offensive, insulting, humiliating or bad language. “They can be framed within the legitimate exercise of the constitutional right to free expression“, adds the Committee, which filed both files, as confirmed by the RFEF.