LaLiga Santander 2022 – 2023
The Polish Bara striker will be absent for the next three games of the Barca team
- controversial. The sanction to Lewandowski is suspended cautiously
The tad (Administrative Court of Sport) has ratified the sanction of three games that the Competition Committee of the Federation imposed in its day to Robert Lewandowski for his expulsion in the match against Osasuna, the last one before the World Cup, on November 8.
In that match, the Polish striker from Bara was sent off by the referee, Gil Manzano, and on the way to the locker room he made a gesture touching his nose. That gesture was interpreted as “contempt or inconsideration” towards the referee. Despite the fact that the player denied it, and explained that the gesture was directed at his coach, XaviNeither Competition, nor Appeal nor, now, the TAD, have bought the arguments of the appeal that Barcelona presented in its day.
The controversy increased on December 30. Days before, the Bara had asked all the sports committees for a precautionary measure to postpone the sanction while they studied the merits of the matter, which none of them responded to. As it is, the entity chaired by Joan Laporta took the case to the central administrative court number 2 of Madrid requesting the precautionary suspension. In an order that penultimate day of the year, he suspended the execution of the sanction because that compliance could be “irreparable damage in the case of a favorable resolution to Barcelona in the TAD.”
Finally, the TAD has also dismissed the Barça arguments, and now the only existing way for the case to continue alive is for the Barcelona go to ordinary justice to get into the bottom of the matter, something unthinkable.