Barca boss Xavi confused by LaLiga lifting Vinicius Junior ban

NewsBarca boss Xavi confused by LaLiga lifting Vinicius Junior ban

FC Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has been left confused by the Spanish LaLiga after it was decided that the ban of Vinicius Junior has been lifted.

  • Xavi unsure if Vinicius ban should have been lifted
  • RFEF receives criticism for not banning Hugo Duro
  • Vinicius left out of Madrid squad to face Valladolid

What is the news?

The RFEF Competition Committee revealed on Tuesday that they had decided to lift the ban of Vinicius Junior, following his red card against Valencia. Reason for lifting the ban was that the referee wasn’t supplied with sufficient images to make a clear judgement, which included missing a potential red card for at least two Valencia players during a bust-up.

What did Xavi say?

Talking to reporters during a press conference, Xavi explained why he was surprised by the news Vinicius’ ban was lifted. “Don’t know. It is a question for the Competition Committee. I have no opinion. I have already made clear what I think about acts of racism, and in this I cannot get involved. There was an aggression and that is undeniable,” he did admit.

What next?

There has been some criticism following the RFEF’s decision to lift the ban of Vinicius, with many failing to understand why a clear red card wasn’t punished. One of the arguments for lifting the ban was that Valencia’s Hugo Duro has not received a punishment for his necklock on Vinicius during a bust-up. The RFEF made it clear that Duro will not be punished for his actions, and that Vinicius will be available for Real Madrd in their final three games of the season.


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