Real Betis will go to ordinary justice to annul the sanction against Canales


Real Betis has announced this Monday that it will resort to ordinary justice to try to suspend the four-game ban on midfielder Sergio Canales for his statements about the Valencian referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz.

“Today we have requested before the Ordinary Justice the suspension of the sanction to Sergio Canales until the final decision of the TAD. We continue with you, Sergio,” said the Verdiblanca entity in a statement.

This Wednesday, the Cantabrian footballer received a four-game ban for his statements about the referee Mateu Lahoz, to whom he attributed a premeditated action in his expulsion last October in the duel of the tenth day of LaLiga Santander against Cádiz in the New Miranda.

On that occasion, Canales saw two yellow cards in a row at the discount of the match. A little over a month ago, the Spanish international referred to that expulsion, after the Valencian referee also directed the duel between Betis and Real Valladolid. “I was clear that I wasn’t even going to address Mateu Lahoz. Although I’m the captain, today I wasn’t going to talk to him. I think the expulsion in Cádiz was premeditated. I didn’t even protest,” he said after that other game.

The Competition Committee decided to penalize these statements because “the attribution of premeditation to the referee -that is,
pointing out that he had thought through the decision carefully and carefully before adopting- clearly questions his impartiality and honesty by being accused of a kind of fraudulent attitude when adopting the decision,” the file says.

Canales already served the first of his four sanctioned matches on Sunday, when Manuel Pellegrini’s men faced Atlético de Madrid at the Cívitas Metropolitano in a clash in which the rojiblancos won (1-0).