FIFPro urges UEFA to wipe Champions League bans
GENEVA (AP) -The global football players' union wants UEFA to clear six suspended Bayern Munich and Chelsea players to play in the Champions League final.
FIFPro says it's "unreasonable and disproportionate'' that players should miss "the match of the year'' in Munich on May 19 after receiving a yellow card in the semifinals.
Bayern's David Alaba, Holger Badstuber and Luiz Gustavo, and Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic, Raul Meireles and Ramires are serving one-match UEFA bans for getting their third booking in the competition.
FIFPro says some of the yellow-card offenses were "petty or unfortunate.''
FIFPro says it would "applaud'' a yellow-card amnesty rule which already applies after the quarterfinals stage in UEFA's European Championship and FIFA's World Cup.