The Spanish Football Foderation (RFEF)‘s disciplinary board will not overturn Luka Modric‘s yellow card against Celta Vigo.
Real Madrid had sent a video to the board which they believed proved his innocence and that he was simply playing a pass to Lucas Vazquez.
However, the board maintain that as there was contact they cannot repeal the card given out by referee Mario Melero Lopez.
“First: [Real Madrid] claim in their complaint that there was an error in the refereeing decision,” begins a statement from the disciplinary board.
“…as the images [sent by Real Madrid] clearly show contact between the booked player and the opposing player, this committee cannot consider the referee’s decision to be mistaken.
“Therefore, we must dismiss all allegations set forth. “
MARCA understand that Real Madrid are furious with the decision and intend to lodge an appeal.