Thursday, 26 April 2012

Suspension plea rejected by UEFA

UEFA is sticking with their rules that the six suspended players of Bayern Munich and Chelsea will not play in the Champions League final despite appeals from some players and union.
Nigerian International John Obi Mikel who plays for Chelsea is one of those who think that the yellow should be cancelled. Speaking in a report he said: "Yes, the yellow cards should be cancelled going into a final and UEFA should look into that.
FIFPro had also made an appeal to UEFA to allow players with yellow to play in the finals. Suggesting that players who commit serious offence should be awarded a red card insisting that it is unfair for a player to miss so a big match due to yellow card cumulated.
Simon Barker, FIFPro spokesman said: "Anybody committing a serious offence in the semi-final should be awarded a red card and miss the final. But the offences that result in a yellow card do not justify the serious punishment of missing the match of your life.
However, a spokesman of UEFA confirming that the rules will not be changed said:
"The regulations of the competition are established at the beginning of the competition and remain in place for the duration of the season.
"Any changes to the regulations for the future would need to be proposed by the club competitions committee and approved by the UEFA executive committee."
Chelsea will be without Ivanovic, Meireless and Ramires while Bayern will be without Holger Badstuber, Luiz Gustavo and David Alaba when both teams meet in the final on May 19.

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