Ramos gets one-match ban for Messi tackle

The decision comes after the same committee gave Barcelona's Neymar a three-game ban that saw the Brazilian miss the Clasico.

Ramos gets one-match ban for Messi tackle

La Liga’s authorities have given Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos a one-game suspension for the tackle on Lionel Messi that earned him a red card in Sunday’s Clasico. Ramos was shown a straight red by referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez after leaping in two-footed at Barcelona star Messi, who jumped out of the way to avoid serious contact.

The official’s match report said the defender used “excessive force” in “knocking over his opponent,” though Madrid appealed and provided written evidence and video footage to say this did not accurately reflect what happened.

But the competition committee of the RFEF, Spanish football’s governing body, has rejected the appeal. The committee said in a judgement that the referee had “unique, exclusive and definitive” competence to apply the rules — and that even the video which Madrid supplied showed that Ramos had thrown himself in a “violent act” at Messi who had taken an “evasive jump” but in effect been knocked over by the challenge.

So the committee handed out the standard one-game suspension for such an offence, along with the standard fine of €600 to the player and €350 to his club. Madrid have 10 days to lodge an appeal of the decision, though they will have to move quickly to avoid Ramos missing Wednesday’s game against Deportivo La Coruna.

The decision comes after the same committee gave Barcelona’s Neymar a three-game ban that saw the Brazilian miss the Clasico.

Neymar’s late challenge on Malaga’s Roberto Rosales on April 8 appeared less severe than Ramos’ and earned him a second yellow card rather than a straight red. But in that case, an extra two games were added because the referee noted the forward “sarcastically applauded” the fourth official as he left the pitch.

Source : PTI

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