Barcelona Striker Robert Lewandowski Receives 3 Game Ban for Disrespecting Official During Osasuna Fixture
- Robert Lewandowski will be punished for disrespecting the match official during a game against Osasuna
- Gerard Pique was banned for four games for arguing with the referee, but he has since retired from football
- Barcelona will appeal the decision because they are upset that Lewandowski was banned for three games
Robert Lewandowski is currently focused on the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, but will have to contend with problems back in Spain.
The Barcelona striker will be punished for his actions against Osasuna, but the club is hoping to appeal the decision.
As reported by Marca, Lewandowski has been hit with a three-game ban for his actions against Osasuna.
What did Lewandowski do?
The Polish striker was sent off in the game after receiving two yellow cards, but he didn’t take it lying down. Lewandowski argued with the referee, insinuating that the referee was crazy while leaving the pitch.
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Lewandowski’s actions were considered to be disrespectful, earning him a longer ban. Lewa has maintained his innocence and claimed the footage was misleading.
Pique also punished
Gerard Pique, who also questioned the referee during the break, was given a four-game ban. However, Pique has since retired from the sport and will not be affected by the ban.
Barcelona to appeal the decision
Barca Universal reported that the club would appeal the decision. The Blaugrana are disputing the decision to punish Lewandowski for three games instead of the standard two for a red card offence.
The games Lewandowski will miss
If Barcelona are unable to appeal the decision, they will be without their star striker for games against Espanyol, Atletico Madrid and Getafe.
Video of Lewandowski's provocative gesture
Barcelona forward Robert Lewandowski was shown a red card during his side's La Liga clash against Osasuna on Tuesday evening.
The Catalan giants travelled to Pamplona to face Los Rojillos in their final La Liga game before the 2022 World Cup break, Sports Brief reported.
Xavi Hernandez's men sat top of the La Liga table going into the game, following Real Madrid‘s 3-2 shock loss at Rayo Vallecano on Monday.