Back to the committee’s job: All five members must agree that a singular action deserves a red card in order to deserve a retroactive suspension.
Rodriguez noted a baseline rule here: " ‘Reckless’ is red, ‘careless’ is yellow."
"In this instance," he said, "you could look at it as being careless as opposed to reckless. Or, at least, some member of the committee saw it that way, and the committee was not unanimous."prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com
Nelson Rodriguez explains why Osvaldo Alonso did not get a fine or suspension based on his play. It's pretty simple, it wasn't dangerous enough to at least 1 of the 5 members of the Disciplinary Committee.
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