The yellow-red card of Nils Petersen

The yellow-red card of Nils Petersen

On 9 April 2018, the DFB Second Instance Court rendered a decision that has attracted a lot of attention. 

DFB First Instance Court, 5 April 2018, no. 115/2017/2018, Nils Petersen

DFB Second Instance Court, 9 April 2018, no. 3/2017/2018, Nils Petersen

What happened?

On 31 March 2018, the Bundesliga match between Schalke 04 and SC Freiburg took place.

After a penalty by which Schalke scored the 1-0 in the 63rd minute, Nils Petersen, captain of SC Freiburg, loudly complained towards the referee for awarding the penalty to Schalke, but then went to the centre of the pitch in order to continue the match with a kick-off. The referee followed him, showing a yellow card, but only...

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