Wednesday March 6 2013
Four game ban for Valdes

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has been hit with a four-game suspension for his protests after the final whistle against Real Madrid.

The ‘keeper was booked and then shown a red card in the space of a few seconds after Saturday afternoon’s Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu for taking his protests with the referee too far.

The Spanish Football Federation’s Competition Committee have confirmed today that they have suspended the player for four games as a result.

Match official Perez Lasa wrote in his match report of Valdes screaming loudly and repeatedly ‘you screwed up, you have no shame’, which he continued to do despite being restrained by teammates, even when then in the tunnel.

Barcelona are appealing the decision, but for the time being, they will be without Valdes for games against Deportivo, Rayo Vallecano, Celta Vigo and Mallorca.

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