Bans of Toluca's Enrique Triverio and America's Pablo Aguilar slashed
Toluca's Enrique Triverio and Club America's Pablo Aguilar will not have to see out one-year bans for aggression towards referees, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reinstated the original punishments on Tuesday.
Triverio's initial ban of eight matches and Aguilar's for 10, handed out by Mexican federation, sparked outrage at the Mexican referees' association, which went on strike on March 10 to protest the decision, causing round 10 of matches in the 2017 Clausura to be postponed.
The Mexican federation announced on appeal that both players would be out of the game for one year. Toluca and Club America then took the cases to CAS.
With the CAS verdict indicating that the match-suspensions already served count in sanctions, Triverio could be involved for Toluca in the 2017 Clausura playoffs quarterfinals next week, while Aguilar would be available for Club America is the semifinal.
There has been no statement as yet from the referees' association.
Tom Marshall covers Liga MX and the Mexican national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @MexicoWorldCup.