Diego Novaretti will miss the rest of the Clausura 2017 season after a moment of indiscretion in a friendly.
In a friendly game between León and Santos Laguna, held in Chicago during the Liga MX international break, Novaretti was red-carded for pushing referee Rosendo Bermúdez.
The Disciplinary Committee opened an investigation into the incident and concluded that the incident fell under the purview of Article 17 of the Regulation for Sanctions. Novaretti was given a seven-game suspension and fined 35,000 pesos (about $1,870 U.S.).
The Disciplinary Committee has handed Tijuana coach Miguel Herrera a three-game suspension following an investigation into his actions in Jornada 11.
The investigation centered around Herrera’s confrontational interaction with fans during the game between Santos Laguna and Tijuana. It was determined that Herrera violated Article 32 of the Regulation for Sanctions by lacking respect towards or insulting the fans.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended five players and one coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 11 games.
Miguel Herrera, coach of Tijuana, will be sidelined for the Xolos’ next two games. Herrera was given a one-game suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions and another for a lack of respect towards the match officials.
Liga MX has confirmed that the Referees’ Commission has appealed the sanctions imposed on Enrique Triverio of Toluca and Pablo Aguilar of América.
This weekend’s referee strike came in response to the eight-game suspension of Triverio and the ten-game suspension of Aguilar after the two were involved in violent confrontations with referees in the Copa MX round of sixteen.
The Disciplinary Committee has completed its investigations into Rubens Sambueza, Andrés Andrade, Pablo Aguilar, and Enrique Triverio, with three of the four facing long suspensions.
Sambueza and Andrade were involved in plays in Jornada 9 that resulted in serious injury to their opponents (Isaác Brizuela and Renato Ibarra, respectively). For causing harm to an opponent, Sambueza was given an eight-game suspension, which will end his season unless Toluca reaches the playoffs.