The Appeal Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) He dismissed the appeal presented by Barcelona and confirmed the yellow card to Leo Messi that the referee of the match against Osasuna showed him, Antonio Mateu Lahoz, after removing his team shirt and showing Newell’s Old Boys in tribute to Diego Maradona.
Competition confirmed the yellow card at their meeting on December 2 after studying the referee’s act and other match documents and fined him 600 euros as indicated in article 91 of the Disciplinary Code of the RFEF, with an accessory fine to the club in the amount of 180 in application of the 52.
He Barcelona filed an appeal in which part of its allegations was ratified, “which are not aimed at refuting the content of the minutes of the match due to a manifest material error, but rather at trying to protect the player’s conduct in a case of justification that is specified in the exceptional nature of the situation, as it is a tribute to a football legend, Diego Armando Maradona, sadly deceased days before the celebration of the reference match “.
After recalling the content of Article 91, Appeal, “Without questioning that indeed the intention of the player was the one explained by the appellant in his appeal, he warns of the danger that would entail making the objective rigor of the provisions contained in the normative compilations excessively flexible -in favor of subjective interpretation-, and advocates protect the legal security that it understands should offer, like all, this article 91 CD RFEF “, for which he dismisses the appeal made by Barcelona and confirms the contested Competition agreement.
Against this resolution, however, the Catalan club may file an appeal with the Administrative Court of Sport within fifteen working days.