“An excessive sanction, too severe. It’s too long,” Robert Lewandowski told reporters, when asked about the three-game ban he got from La Liga’s disciplinary board earlier this week
The [gesture] wasn’t for the referee, it was for the coach, everyone knows it, because it was in his direction and not the referee’s”.
The Polish international denied suggestions that he was given such a long suspension to weaken Barca ahead of crucial games, adding:
“I don’t think that the Committee in Madrid has sanctioned me with more games because they are important matches for Barcelona, against Espanyol or Atletico, I simply think it is too long”.