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Varela mystified by 'severe' Eagles treatment

2017-05-29 14:47
Guillermo Varela (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Guillermo Varela feels he is being "severely punished" after Eintracht Frankfurt terminated their loan deal with Manchester United over a tattooing incident.

The 24-year-old right-back was due to return to Old Trafford at the end of the season, after the Eagles' showdown with Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal final.

But Varela was omitted from Niko Kovac's match-day squad after getting a tattoo just days before Saturday's encounter at the Olympiastadion, with the skin becoming inflamed.

The Bundesliga club announced in a statement on Wednesday that the Uruguayan defender had gone against their wishes by inking his body, leading to his swift exit from Commerzbank-Arena.

Varela admits he is mystified by their actions, suggesting that Sergio Ramos would not be treated in such a manner by Real Madrid, despite his love for tattoos.

"I wonder what Real Madrid would do with Sergio Ramos. He is tattooing every week," the South American is quoted as saying by Bild.

"I cannot explain why I am being so severely punished. Besides, I'm not the only Eintracht player who had a tattoo before the final.

"But only I was nailed to the cross, as if I had done something against the coach, or I would have done something else.

"Why is it that there are different rules? It's a mystery. I would never do anything that would harm my team."

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