KNVB Disciplinary Committee, 7 March 2019, no 1819-248, Mr Rutten (VVV-Venlo)
On 3 March 2019, a KNVB Eredivisie match between FC Groningen and VVV-Venlo took place at the Euroborg stadium. In the first half, VVV player Moreno Rutten (the Player) fouled FC Groningen player Tim Handwerker, for which the referee showed the Player a yellow card. However, the VAR informed the referee that, in his opinion, the foul should be sanctioned with a direct red card. The referee went to see the video footage and followed the VAR’s interpretation. The Player was sent off.
A day later, the Player received a settlement proposal of a three-match suspension, of which one match would be suspended with a one-year grace...
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