The French player Mamadou Sakho, who last season was with suspended rights, was examined for a substance, which is not in the list of prohibitive ones, said UEFA.
The central defender of Liverpool, who is currently on a loan at Crystal Palace, missed the end of last season, including finals in the UEFA Cup against Sevilla and the European Championship in France after he allegedly failed the doping test on 17 March.
Sakho has used Higenamin, which is used for burning fat and calories in the body without the permission of the medical staff of the club. He has been punished with a suspension from participation in 30 days, initially at his own request, suggesting that the substance was in the prohibitive list of the World Anti-Doping Agency which entered into force on 1 January 2016.
But the analysis of the Commission of control, ethics, and disciplinary violations of UEFA assessed Sakho as innocent. In a letter, the laboratories in Cologne and Lausanne, as well as their communication with the World Anti-Doping Agency were criticized.
`It is totally understandable and it is not normal players to know what is allowed and what is not. But people who deal with it-laboratories, doctors, analysts, controllers, they are bound to know it. So it is offensive Sakho to be punished without fault.`, says the opinion of UEFA.