Mexican Referee Marco Antonio ‘Chiquidracula’ Rodriguez Gets 5 Match Suspension For Showing ‘Double Yellow Card’ During Playoffs

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~~ I’m gonna throw my own opinion into this real quick… I seen this guy up close OFF THE FIELD in multiple venues around the United States and he is EXACTLY what you think he is.  I’ve never heard a single positive thing about this guy…. I watched this game live and was wondering if the FMF had the balls to punish him. ~~

via DirtyTackle

Tigres won their first title in 29 years by beating Santos 4-1 over the two legs of the Mexico Primera Division apertura final in December. In the 56th minute of the second leg, referee Marco Antonio “Chiquidracula” Rodriguez decided to increase his card-showing efficiency in a match that included seven yellows and three straight reds by showing two yellows at the same time.

This, of course, is not conventional procedure for referees, who are supposed to book players one at a time. So this week it was announced that Rodriguez’s flair for the dramatic and use of the extra yellow card he brought earned him a five-match ban. Said FMF secretary general Decio de Maria (via Univision):

“The situation of having drawn two yellow cards at the same time is outside the role, not something that is considered in the arbitration rules and is considered as if he had not responded to what happened and did not sanction it.”

Check out Marco Antonio ‘Chiquidracula’ Rodriguez show the ‘Double Yellow Card’ after the Jump…..


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