“After examining Real Madrid’s arguments and reviewing the video evidence multiple times, this appeal committee has unanimously decided that there was no apparent mistake that would overturn the referee’s report,” the statement said.

The RFEF have rejected Real Madrid’s appeal for Eder Militao’s red card

The Spanish Football Federation’s appeals committee have discarded Real Madrid’s appeal against Eder Militao’s recent red card. The centre-back was sent away in the ninth minute of a loss to Levante last weekend. Which means he was given a one-match suspension that Los Blancos looked to have overturned. However, their conversion was not crowned with success. “After examining Real Madrid’s arguments and reviewing the video evidence multiple times, this appeal committee has unanimously decided that there was no apparent mistake that would overturn the referee’s report,” the statement said. “The images are consistent with what is in the report.”

They explained that there was no “blatant and obvious” mistake and that the argument about the Levante being a promising and not a clear one is not a solution for this committee to make. It means Militao will not be available for the team’s trip to meet Huesca at El Alcoraz on Saturday afternoon. There are still doubts with Sergio Ramos and with Nacho only just back from COVID-19, this is a blow.