Good news for Real Sociedad for the next final of the Copa del Rey against Athletic Club. And it is that the RFEF has sanctioned with a party finally Asier Illarramendi, but the mutrikuarra will have to comply with the sanction in next year’s edition. That is, ‘Illarra’ will be able to play the final on April 3 in La Cartuja (Seville) against the Biscayan team.
This is the statement issued by the txuri urdin entity:
The Royal Spanish Football Federation has communicated to the Royal Society early this afternoon that the player Asier Illarramendi He will fulfill the penalty game, after being sent off for a double warning in the match against Real Betis in the round of 16, in the first round of the Copa del Rey 2021-2022. The captain will be at La Cartuja in the final on April 3.
Two appeals dismissed
The Appeal Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) dismissed the appeal of the Real society against the sanction match imposed on Asier Illarramendi for his expulsion with a double yellow in the round of 16 match of the Copa del Rey against Betis. Previously, the Competition Committee had done it to everyone’s surprise.
La Real appealed to the understanding that there is a manifest material error in the arbitration record when it reflects the expulsion of Illarramendi in minute 47, after showing him the second yellow for “knocking down an opponent in the dispute of the ball in a reckless way, preventing his advance “.
In its resolution, Appeal “recognizes that the existence of contact is doubtful and, therefore, the Club’s version is even more plausible than on other occasions in which a manifest material error is alleged in similar cases.”
“But the images of a rapid event and in a certain perspective, examined repeatedly, do not make the absence of contact clear either, that is, the images are also compatible with the existence of contact and, therefore, with what is reflected in the arbitration act, a demolition, “he adds.
Appeal insists “that the mere doubts, which in this case seem to actually concur, are not sufficient to demonstrate the existence of a manifest material error” and maintains the sanction imposed by the sole competition judge, which can be appealed before the Administrative Court of the Sport (TAD).