Barcelona Accuse La Liga of Playing Politics Following Lewandowski’s Ban

Barcelona Accuse La Liga of Playing Politics Following Lewandowski’s Ban

  • Barcelona are furious with La Liga authorities after their ban appeal was upheld
  • Robert Lewandowski was suspended for three games after the Osasuna incident
  • Lewandowski has been a crucial part of keeping Barcelona at the top of the table

Barcelona are reportedly aggrieved with the La Liga hierarchy following the football body’s decision to reject the appeal from the Catalan club, regarding the 3-match ban imposed on Robert Lewandowski.

The 34-year-old got into trouble with the league body and was suspended for three games, over gestures made towards ref Jesus Gil Manzano following his send-off in victory over Osasuna.

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Barcelona are not happy with La Liga after the Spanish league body upheld its decision to ban Robert Lewandowski for 3 matches. Photo by Eric Alonso.
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According to Marca, Barcelona are now accusing La Liga of 'playing politics'. Lewandowski and the club claim the gesture was wrongly interpreted and believe politics influenced the ruling, as they insist Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has not been punished for a similar incident.

Barcelona currently leads Real Madrid by two points at the top of the La Liga table, with Lewa playing a key role in the Catalan club’s rise to the top.

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Barcelona to fight Lewandowski ban

Meanwhile, Barcelona will keep fighting Lewandowski's ban after their original appeal against his three-game suspension was rejected, SPORT reports.

The Catalan club will now take the case to the Spanish Administrative Sports Court in order to seek redress, as they try to upturn the 34-year-old’s three-match ban.

Lewandowski will currently be suspended for the matches against Espanyol on December 31 and respective league games against Atletico Madrid and Getafe in January.

Lewandowski reveals of Messi chat

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lewandowski and Lionel Messi are back to being buddies, following a minor disagreement in Argentina's final World Cup group stage game against Poland.

Messi had appeared to have snubbed the Poland striker after he was fouled by the Barcelona forward, but all that seemed to have been settled after the final whistle.

Lewandowski and Messi would chat after the end of the intense game, and the 33-year-old striker has now revealed his conversation with the Argentine.