In the 59th minute of the match of the 2nd league round in Eden, Cedidla sharply “drove” into Ewerton on the sideline, and referee Dalibor Černý mistakenly awarded him only a yellow card. He should have been sent off. Slavia also announced that the Brazilian was out due to injuries to his knee joint and collateral ligament he will be out for at least four to six weeks.
The referees’ commission classified Cedidl’s tackle as a rough play, which is divided into three categories in the disciplinary code. If the opponent did not finish the match, the fouler faces a penalty of two to ten competitive matches.
“It is definitely not an exemplary punishment, but an adequate one. After all, we haven’t even come close to the upper limit of the rate,” pointed out Richard Baček, chairman of the Disciplinary Commission of the LFA, in an interview with Sport.cz and ČTK.
“No, not at all, no comment! Let them comment on it themselves,” Zdeněk Grygera, general manager of the Zlín club, refused a request for comment when leaving the LFA headquarters.
Cobblers have the opportunity to appeal against the punishment. Since Cedidla was not expelled, the punishment will not take effect until five days after it is published on the official board. He could start on Sunday at home against Jablonec. However, if the currently last club in the league table waived the right to appeal before the weekend, the penalty would then start counting from the 4th to the 8th round.