Bahraini footballer gets 10-match ban for racist gesture

2019-12-23 19:07

Lausanne  - FIFA on Monday banned Bahrain defender Sayed Baqer for 10 matches for having made a racist gesture at the end of a World Cup qualifying match against Hong Kong.

Baqer made a 'slitty eye' gesture at the local Hong Kong supporters at the conclusion of the 0-0 draw on November 14.

He was charged with "discriminatory behaviour" and, as well as his match ban, was hit with a fine of 30,000 Swiss franc.

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