Cádiz see Iván Alejo yellow card appeal rejected

La Liga outfit Cádiz have on Wednesday seen an appeal to have the latest yellow card handed down to Iván Alejo overturned, rejected.

That’s according to Mundo Deportivo, who have this evening provided an insight into the situation.

Winger Alejo, for his part, has endured a tough go of things on the disciplinary front across the season to date.

Remarkably, his latest yellow card, picked up in the final minutes of Cádiz’s La Liga meeting with Granada over the weekend, marked the 29-year-old’s 16th of the campaign.

Of the opinion that this booking marked a particularly undeserved one, though, the Nuevo Mirandilla brass, this week, argued to the Competition Committee that “a manifest material error in the referee’s report, in that the videographic and graphic evidence provided would show that the infraction attributed to the cautioned player does not exist, since the cautioned player in no case hit the opponent with the arm in a reckless manner, simply producing light contact between the hands of the two players, without any type of violence, with the opposing player pretending to have received a blow to the face. For all these reasons, he requests that the aforementioned warning be rescinded.”

As alluded to above, however, such an argument, evidently, has fallen on deaf ears.

In a response made public on Wednesday evening, the Competition Committee confirmed that Alejo’s booking will stand:

“The images provided, of very short duration and reflecting only one angle of the play, do not allow us to unequivocally appreciate that there was no hit by the cautioned player, there being in any case a patent contact between the players involved, this Committee cannot replace the criteria of the referee in the assessment of whether or not a punishable action occurs and whether it is classified as reckless, for the undoubtedly very respectable criteria of the alleging club nor for the that the Committee itself could have.”

Conor Laird | GSFN

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