The Administrative Court of Sport (TAD) dismissed Barcelona’s appeal against the four-game sanction imposed on Sergi Roberto for his expulsion at last season’s match against Real Madrid played on May 6 at the Camp Nou (2-2 ).
The resolution of the court dated July 6 and published this Monday by “Iusport.com” maintains the decisions previously adopted by the Competition and Appeal Committees of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), which they understood as aggression and not as unsportsmanlike conduct. the action of the azulgrana on Marcelo.
“We must conclude that the sole allegations of the actor, given the absence of images or graphic evidence of the haul, do not come to question the presumption of truthfulness of the story of the arbitrator.” Therefore, must necessarily be admitted as proven, the action constituting reproach consigned in the arbitration act and attributed to the sanctioned player, “said the TAD.
Sergi Roberto has already completed the first three penalties in the league against Villarreal, Levante and Real Sociedad on the final day, and will be lost, by this resolution of the TAD, the meeting of the Supercopa against Sevilla, which will be played at unique match on Sunday, August 12 probably in Tangier, although the RFEF must still confirm the scenario.