Liga MX hands Aguilar, Triverio yearlong suspensions, paving way for refs to return

After Round 10 was suspended by a referee strike, the league has suspended both players for more time with play likely to resume.

Liga MX modified its suspension for Club America center back Pablo Aguilar and Toluca forward Enrique Triverio on Monday, suspending both players for a year in a move that looks to pave the way for the league's referees to return to work after striking.

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Aguilar was originally suspended 10 matches for making contact with the referee after America's Copa MX loss to Tijuana during the week. Triverio was handed an eight-match ban for making contact with the referee during Toluca's match against Morelia.

The league's referee association, however, wanted the players to be punished with the maximum penalty allowed by the rules and went on strike, causing the league to suspend Round 10 of matches.

"Once analyzing the documents and supporting evidence, the Appeals Committee has decided to revoke the sanctions put in place by the Disciplinary Committee on March 10, 2017 with respect to the players Enrique Triverio of Club Toluca and Pablo Aguilar. In their place, (the committee) has determined to sanction the players Enrique Triverio of Club Toluca and Pablo Aguilar of Club America with a year of suspension," a league statement read.

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Both players also received a fine in addition to the suspension for violating section N of Article 18 of the federation's rules, which prohibit players attacking referees.

Matches could resume as soon as Tuesday when two cup quarterfinals are scheduled to take place, with the referees expected to lift their strike that day.