Appeals Committee Gives Aguilar and Triverio One-Year Suspensions

Enrique Triverio of Toluca and Pablo Aguilar of América will be sidelined for a year after making violent contact with the referees in their respective Copa MX round of sixteen games.

The two were originally given eight- and ten- game suspensions, respectively, for “attempted assault” of the referees. That punishment resulted in a referee strike that saw this weekend’s Jornada 10 games postponed, with the Mexican Referee Association (AMA) noting that the suspensions were not based on the existing regulations for sanctions.

The Referees’ Commission filed an appeal to the Disciplinary Committee’s decision, and the Appeals Committee made the following statements:

“Once the presented documents and evidence were analyzed, the Appeals Committee has decided to revoke the sanctions imposed by the Disciplinary Committee on March 10, 2017, regarding the players Enrique Triverio of Club Toluca and Pablo Aguilar of Club América.

“In their place, it has decided to sanction the players Enrique Triverio of Club Toluca and Pablo Aguilar of Club América with one year of suspension and a fine of 450 UMAS [about $1,605 U.S.] for having infringed Article 18 of the Regulations for Sanctions.”

AMA declared itself satisfied with the suspensions, as they “abide by the Regulations for Sanctions” and stated that the referees have returned to work, effectively ending the strike.

The Mexican Referee Association is ready to continue with the Clausura 2017 season

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3 thoughts on “Appeals Committee Gives Aguilar and Triverio One-Year Suspensions

  1. Ray

    QUESTION: WHEN PLAYERS ARE SUSPENDED OR RECIEVE A RED CARD AND ARE EJECTED FROM A GAME, ARE THEY PAID FOR THE GAMES THEY MISS? I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE RULES OF SOCCER BUT ONLY WATCH SO AS TO JOIN AND BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO CONVERSATIONS AT WORK WITH MY HISPANIC COLLEAGUES. AND YES, TO HARASS THEM ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE TEAMS AS THEY HARASS ME ABOUT MY WASHINGTON REDSKINS. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IF THEY CONTINUE TO BE PAID WHILE SUSPENDED IT WOULD BE AN OPEN INVITATION TO FOUL AND IN SOME CASES INJURE OPPONENTS AND THEN GET REWARDED WITH A DAY OR MORE OFF WITH PAY. WHERE’S THE DETERRENT?

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    1. Alex Post author

      Hi Ray, that’s a good question. However, there is no one answer. A lot of it depends on the individual league regulations or even player contracts. Players may get appearance bonuses, where they earn extra money for each game they play in, but they will still receive a salary even if they are on the bench, injured, or yes, suspended. The suspensions do come with fines as well, so between the fine, the possible loss of an appearance bonus, missing playing time (and possibly losing a starting spot), and any other sanctions the team wants to impose – such as sending a player to train with the youth team – there is plenty of deterrent to avoid red cards and suspensions.

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