Koeman faces a two-game touchline ban

Fri 24 September 2021 | 21:36

Ronald Koeman faces a two-game ban because of the red card he received against Cadiz.



Ronald Koeman

has been handed a two-game ban from The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), following the red card he received in his side’s 0-0 draw against Cadiz in La Liga, which is the shortest suspension possible.

The referee of that match,

Carlos del Cerro Grande

has said that the reason for his decision about Koeman was:

"protesting to the fourth official in an ostentatious manner, with his arms raised, shouting and leaving the technical area, complaining: 'hey, the referee has to whistle, the referee has to whistle, dammit, he has to whistle' even though he had already been warned by the fourth official to stop protesting at the referee's decisions."

The Dutchman himself has addressed the issue after the match in the press conference insisting that the referee should have stopped the match because there were two balls in the game.

"In this country you get sent off for nothing,"

Koeman told the press conference after the match, explaining that

"it was for telling the fourth official that there was a second ball on the pitch, that he had to stop the game."

Some would suggest that the pressure that Koeman is experiencing right now because of Barcelona’s poor performance may be the reason behind what happened in the last ten minutes of their clash against Cadiz, and now he will be banned from sitting on the bench in his side’s next two league games against Levante and Atletico Madrid.

source: SportMob

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