Marcelo, Ozil and Villa could serve bans from Supercopa red cards a year from now

Marcelo, Mesut Ozil and David Villa were all sent off during the closing stages of last night’s Supercopa de Espana between Barcelona and Real Madrid, but they may only serve any suspensions handed down, a year from now.

The Supercopa as a competition falls under the jurisdiction of Alfredo Florez. From this season, Copa del Rey and Supercopa disciplinary punishments for sendings off and complaints from teams about player behaviour will be handled by exclusively by Florez of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

Florez takes the role as a one-person Competition Judge, and it is understood that a new policy being brought in also means subsequent bans handed down for sendings off will only apply to the same competition. If a player is shown a straight red card in the Copa del Rey, and he receives a three-game ban, it is for the next three Copa del Rey games his club are involved in. The same applies to the League, and at the moment to the Supercopa de Espana.

Marcelo was shown a straight red for the challenge on Cesc Fabregas that triggered the mass brawl at the end of last night’s second leg fixture, whilst Ozil and Villa clashed in the ensuing coming together, and were also shown red cards.

In examining the referee David Fern

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