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Levante want Copa del Rey suspended after Chumi incident

Levante want Copa del Rey suspended after Chumi incident

Levante have asked for the Copa del Rey to be suspended until their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport is complete.

The Valencian based side faced Barcelona in the last-16 over two legs and crashed out, but Chumi’s appearance in the first leg saw officials at the club call for the Catalan side to be kicked out.

Central defender Chumi, who plays for the B side – was suspended for league action after picking up five yellow cards, but featured for Barca.

Barca claimed that he was allowed, citing a rule change back in November 2018, but whilst Levante made an official complaint – their appeal was deemed too late by the RFEF Disciplinary committee.

President Quique Catalan has now confirmed that they have taken the appeal to CAS, and that a timeframe of 15 days will determine the decision of the deal.

Levante have now called for the quarter-finals, which begin this week – to be called off until the decision is heard.

Barca face Sevilla on Wednesday evening, but Levante believe that the game should be suspended until their appeal has been dealt with.

In the other three Copa ties, Getafe face Valencia, Espanyol face Real Betis and Real Madrid meet Girona.

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