RCD Espanyol de Barcelona finds it unusual that, 24 hours before the match against FC Barcelona, and after being dismissed by different competent bodies (Competition, Appeal and TAD), a precautionary measure has been granted for a sanction previously imposed on FC Barcelona player, Robert Lewandowski.
In this sense, as a party indirectly involved, we have only been able to access the Resolution after requesting it from different bodies and not because it has been communicated to us, as established by procedural regulations.
However, we believe that the requirements to justify the precautionary measure are not met. Specifically, the appearance of good law is not particularly defensible, with two sanctions of different types, three unfavourable administrative resolutions and an arbitration act with a presumption of veracity that endorse the sanction.
Likewise, there is talk of irreparable damage to FC Barcelona without going into assessing the irreparable damage to its opponents and to the competition without giving any possibility of any recourse.
The Club considers that this last-minute decision totally determines this round of fixtures, which began yesterday Thursday, and the team's preparation for this match. RCD Espanyol believes that it is a grievance and an injustice considering the precedents with other clubs.
It should be remembered that, throughout this season, Espanyol have encountered similar situations in which appeals have been filed for the dismissals of its players and in no case have they led to the corresponding committee meeting during the week to study the allegations presented by the Club.
Despite this injustice and this unprecedented decision in the competition, tomorrow our TEAM will compete 110% to reciprocate the trust of our fans.