FC Barcelona to appeal to CAS regarding Luis Suárez suspension
The Appeals Committee rejects claim by the club and maintains the two-match suspension of the Uruguayan striker
10:32AM Friday 17 Feb
After the Appeals Committee rejected FC Barcelona’s claim against the two-match suspension of Luis Suárez, the Club shall be referring the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The Uruguayan was shown two yellow cards in the final minutes of the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final against Atlético Madrid.
The appeal is based on the argument that the player never struck the opposing player “in a reckless manner” as stated in the match official’s report.