Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey says punishment melted on his teammate Diego Costa is severe and should see a reduction.
Spanish forward Diego Costa on Thursday got slapped with eight games ban by the La LigaSantanderr authorities which will see the enforcer miss the rest of the season.
Following this decision, Ghana international Thomas Partey believes the authorities should revisit the issue and reduce the ban.
Diego Costa's ban is the second most severe punishment melted on a player in the 21st century Spanish football.
His eight-match suspension will see him miss the remainder of the La Liga campaign, leaving Diego Simeone with only Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata and Nikola Kalinic in attack.
"I just heard about the ban, I think it's too severe. I hope they discuss it and reduce the ban", Partey pleads.
"Everything depends on the occasion and everyone has their own way of doing things, maybe he hasn't done the right thing but I think it's too much".