German Footballer Gets Three-year Ban For Punching Ref
Faizan Hashmi 22 days ago Fri 22nd November 2019 | 01:30 AM
Berlin, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Nov, 2019 ) :A regional league footballer in Germany was banned Thursday for three years, and his club suspended for six months, after he punched a referee who had just sent him off.
The player from FSV Muenster has been charged with assault and banned from playing by the governing body in Hesse for punching the 22-year-old referee in a regional league game against tv Semd last month.
The official was knocked out by the punch and had to be airlifted to hospital.
"Something like that does not belong on a sports pitch and the three-years are fully justified, it was the highest possible penalty," Theodor Greiner of the Hessian Football Association (HFV), told AFP subsidiary SID.
Greiner suspects the three-year ban handed to the player "could well be changed to life" when the HFV meets at the weekend.