Legia Warszawa won the outstanding match against Pogoń Szczecin. The red card for Artur Jędrzejczyk aroused the most controversy. The club did not agree with this, so it filed a protest with the League Commission, which has already decided on the matter.
In the outstanding match of the sixth round of the PKO BP Ekstraklasa, Legia Warszawa defeated Pogoń Szczecin. This crazy match ended with the score 4:3 for the Military Team. However, instead of the result, there is more talk about the controversy surrounding Artur Jędrzejczyk’s red card.
Controversy surrounding the situation with Artur Jędrzejczyk
At the end of the first half, the defender of the capital club clashed with Efthymios Koulouris. Both players fell to the ground. When Jędrzejczyk tried to get up, he stepped on the Greek’s hand. Replays showed that the player was holding the Legionnaire’s leg.
The referee of this match, Tomasz Musiał, first gave the player a yellow card, but after a very long intervention, VAR changed the decision and changed the color of the card to red, considering that Jędrzejczyk did it on purpose.
This decision divided experts and former arbitrators. For example, Adam Lyczmański said on Canal+ Sport that the decision to show a yellow card was the right one. In turn, Rafał Rostkowski, a former FIFA referee, praised the referee’s decision.
The League Commission decided on Artur Jędrzejczyk
The authorities of Legia Warszawa, of course, did not agree with this decision of Tomasz Musiał and filed a protest on this matter to the League Commission. It made the final decision, and its statement can be read on the website Ekstraklasa.org.
“After hearing the opinion of the PZPN Referees’ College, the League Commission dismissed the protest filed by Legia Warszawa regarding the red card for Artur Jędrzejczyk in the overdue match of the 6th round of the PKO Bank Polski Ekstraklasa Pogoń Szczecin – Legia Warszawa. The College of Judges did not find any gross error in the arbitrator’s decision. The player was given a penalty of disqualification in 2 Ekstraklasa matches,” we read.
This means that Artur Jędrzejczyk will not be seen in the matches against Jagiellonia BIałystok and Raków Częstochowa. The first match will take place on Sunday, October 1, and the second match is scheduled a week later – October 8. In the meantime, the Military will face AZ Alkmaar on October 5 as part of the group stage of the Europa Conference League.