28 February 2012

To Kluivert he fell five-match suspension for an elbow to Cota

The Dutchman gave a nudge to the player of the Rayo and the Committee of Competition didn't have pity with the azulgranaa.


Pepe of Real Madrid What is unprecedented. While the bus arbitration Portuguese forgiven all 'strokes', with which pushes the boundaries of fair play day to day, the Competition Committee does not act ex officio. There are precedents, however, in which the body does react strongly and unreservedly.

One of the clearest examples of relatively recent and we have it in what happened with Patrick Kluivert in the 1999-2000 season. The Barça forward then, after provocation Cota in the Rayo Vallecano-FC Barcelona on December 22, elbowed the local player. The referee, Daudén Ibanez, not expelled but acted Competition office a week later and punished the Dutch, who fell five games (four for assault and one relapse). (via MD)