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Roque Mesa appeal successful as 2nd yellow rescinded

Roque Mesa collided with Pau Lopez in the penalty are and was sent off for a second yellow but the decision has been appealed according to reports.

Gil Manzano muestra la amarilla a Roque Mesa.
Raúl CaroEFE

LaLiga's competition committe have decided to rescind Roque Mesa's second yellow card in the Seville Derby on Sunday night according to Iusport. The second yellow came in the 65th minute and was the source of great debate after the game.

Sevilla sent the video to the committee and appealed the decision believing the midfielder did not deserve a second yellow for the collision with Pau Lopez, Real Betis' goalkeeper. 

To make the matter even more controversial, many Sevilla fans believed that with the game locked at 0-0, their side should have had a penalty. Pablo Machín, Sevilla's manager, said it was the wrong decision with the game entering a crucial phase. Many called for VAR at the time and while it wasn't a decision that would allow the referee, Gil Manzano, to call for help, if it was a penalty then he could have conferred with the video referee.

In any case, Roque Mesa is available for the Getafe game at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán after the international break.


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