Seville: Giralda, Torre del Oro, the Cathedral… and the red cards

Giralda, Plaza de España, Torre del Oro, Real Alcázar, Cathedral… And red cards. The expulsions of footballers are on their way to becoming one of the great attractions of Seville, with Betis and the Nervión team at the head of this not very honorable league classification, also in the great European championships. The Balearic Guillermo Cuadra Fernández threw Sergio Canales and Aitor Ruibal against Cádiz, to reach the gallows 12 in Heliopolis this season and put the verdiblancos in front of the red table of the entire Old Continent.

Two days before, on Friday, the eternal rival had momentarily surpassed him when Pizarro Gómez from Madrid decided to send Pape Gueye and Marcos Acuña to the booth early. 11 expelleds, like Elche, accumulates the Sevilla team that the next day even decided to issue a protest statement in which they demanded arbitration “uniformity of criteria”, denounced an “outrageous permissiveness” with other teams and used the unequal comparison of red cards between the Premier and the Spanish championship.

How will the matter be in the capital of Andalusia, since two clubs that do not agree on almost anything and that in recent times had opened once again an institutional gap they now pat each other on the back. José Castro, president of Sevilla, arrived even to defend Betis last week when Sergio Canales was sanctioned for four games for suggesting that one of the reds that is being talked about, that of Mateu to the Cantabrian in Cádiz, had been shown in a premeditated way.

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Precisely Canales, who had not been expelled even once during a career spanning fifteen years in Primera, accumulate this campaign already two red cards. The man from Santander will not play against Espanyol next Saturday and maintains three more games of sanction in the chamber, on which the TAD must decide. Meanwhile, it was the ordinary courts that granted the precautionary measure until it was resolved in the sports courts.

to the newcomer Pape Gueye has been sent off twice in the last four days and has accumulated more expulsions andIn the three months he has been in Spain during 74 Ligue 1 matches with Olympique de Marseille, when they only sent him out on the street once. Gueye has barely played eight games. Sevilla is the team with the most cards in the championship: 91 yellow cards and 11 red cards and, nevertheless, the sixth with the fewest fouls.

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