Oier yellow card rescinded

Osasuna have seen defender Oier Sanjurjo’s yellow card for handball last weekend rescinded, as the RFEF acknowledge an incorrectly awarded penalty.

Coach Jose Luis Mendilibar was left fuming at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Saturday afternoon when his side were denied three points by a controversial decision by the referee to award Getafe a stoppage-time penalty.

Diego Castro converted that for a 1-1 result whilst Oier was booked for the act committed. However, the Spanish Football Federation’s Competition Committee have reviewed the decision and sided with Osasuna, rescinding the yellow card handed to the defender.

The Committee also described the incident as an ‘obvious clerical error by the match official, in so far as the ball does not hit his arm’.

However, the club have seen Alfredo Sanchez, a member of the coaching team, and midfielder Emiliano Armenteros both suspended for their respective ejections from the game. For protesting from the bench, Sanchez has a two-game touchline ban, whilst Armenteros gets a one-game ban for his in-game dismissal for a challenge on Juan Valera.

Sevilla’s Federico Fazio and Levante’s Christian Lell have also both picked up single game suspensions for red cards in Week 16.

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