UEFA refuse to budge.
Uefa stands by yellow cards rules for Champions League
The Champions League’s yellow cards rules will not change for at least three years, Uefa has confirmed.
Seven players are suspended for the Chelsea v Bayern Munich final after six were cautioned in the semi-finals.
The rules are different for Euro 2012 when Uefa will wipe the slate clean for yellow cards after the quarter-finals.
A Uefa spokesman said: “Different rules can apply in different competitions. The rules are a result of careful, democratic procedure.”
International players’ union FIFPro had made a plea for the six players who are suspended to be allowed to play, which was rejected.
Chelsea’s captain John Terry will also be suspended after being sent off against Barcelona in the semi-final second leg at the Nou Camp.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
To be honest this was a long shot on behalf of both Bayern Munich and Chelsea and in the end the decision to not overturn the bans is the right one. Had UEFA opted to change tack on this matter then the floodgates may have opened in the future and this would have set a very dangerous precedent.
The following six players are banned from the final on grounds of a second yellow card.
Chelsea – Ramires, Branislav Ivanovic and Raul Meireles
Bayern Munich – Luiz Gustavo, David Alaba and Holger Badstuber
John Terry is also out of the final after his red card offence in the second leg against Barcelona.
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