Foreign LegionNEWS

Syrian Footballer Banned For Life For Kicking Referee


Al-Jaish defender has been banned for life by the Syrian Football Association after he kicked, insulted and spat on a referee.

The former Syria national team captain was sent off after lashing out at the referee in the game against Al-Wathba on Friday.

The 33-year-old had to be restrained from further attacking the referee by players from both sides.

Al-Saleh continued to insult the referee after the match in the dressing room.

In addition to the ban, Al-Saleh was fined 1.5 million Syrian pounds ($597) and his Al-Jaish club fined 3 million pounds for their fans’ repeated insults to the referee.

All penalties are final and not subject to appeals the Syrian FA said.

Al-Wathba beat Al-Jaish 1-0 in the top-of-the-table clash and lead the Syrian top flight by a single point.

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Articles

Back to top button
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x