Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Consistently Inconsistent Disciplinary Committee

That was Rafa Marquez fouling Shea Salinas over the weekend.  Today the MLS Disciplinary Committee suspended Rafa Marquez for 3 games.  As I discussed a couple of times last year, the one thing you can be sure of is that the Disciplinary Committee will be inconsistent and this is another example of it.  I don't understand how a player like Marquez, who just came off a 3 game suspension for instigating and participating in a fight in last year's playoffs, can get only 3 games for this obvious kick at Salinas.  Based on the Committee's comments over the last year about cracking down on stuff like this combined with the punishments they've handed down this deserved 5-6 games.  This won't help the belief in some circles that the Committee is going lighter on name players and big teams.

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