Sevilla issue statement denouncing refereeing this season


In a press release published this Saturday, Sevilla FC regrets the numerous arbitration decisions taken against it since the start of the season. “Sevilla FC wants to show its deep concern and absolute rejection of many refereeing decisions taken this season in relation to the yellow and red cards received by their players. The club has always been and will always be absolutely respectful of the collective of referees, knowing how complicated it is to carry out the work of refereeing, but from the club we cannot share many decisions regarding the cards received by our players, which in the long term has seriously harmed us in the competition..

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Reduced to nine in the draw conceded against Celta on Friday evening, the Andalusian club then delivers a detailed analysis of the situation. “Sevilla FC, which with one game more is the fourteenth (14th) team in the ranking of fouls committed, 329, is nevertheless the team with the most red cards accumulated in the season, with Elche (11), and the second with more yellow (91), only surpassed by Mallorca (98). As for the total number of cards (red and yellow), it is the most carded team in the championship, with 102, overtaking Mallorca with 101 and Getafe with 84 (which is the third team that commits more fouls with 411), 82 more than Sevilla FC having played one match less. This data reflects that it is the team with the highest percentage of foul cards in La Liga, despite being seventh in the table of teams with the fewest fouls in the category..

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