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Headbutt earns player 70 match ban

2014-09-09 12:26
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Cape Town - After receiving his marching orders late in an amateur match in Austria, Ismail Gunduz has been left with a 70 match ban.

Ismail Gunduz has been banned for 70 games according to the BBC.

Gunduz saw red after being dismissed in a match for his amateur side SK Rum and headbutted the referee in a fit of rage.  

His actions have seen the Tirol Football Association ban the player for 70 games. He has since been sacked by the fourth division club.

"We distance ourselves from Ismail Gunduz's behaviour," Rum coach Michael Messner told a local paper after the club was also fined £204.

"He was thrown out of the club with immediate effect."

"The barrier of 70 games is certainly a high punishment, but on account of the various witnesses' questionings also defensible," Tirol FA spokesman Horst Scherl told BBC Sport.

"This sentence is madness," said the player, who's defence to the sentence was that he slipped.

"I will do all I can to return to the pitch." vowed Gunduz

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