FIFA bans Bahrain player 10 games for racist gesture

      Published on Friday, 27 December , 2019      320      
FIFA bans Bahrain player 10 games for racist gesture

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FIFA has banned a Bahrain player for 10 games for racism in a World Cup qualifier.




Sayed Baqer formed a slanted-eye gesture toward fans at the Nov. 14 game in Hong Kong.

The incident was captured on camera from the stands as the players left the field and the footage was posted on Twitter.

Baqer was also fined 30,000 Swiss francs ($30,000).

The strong punishment has been imposed after FIFA announced in July that the minimum ban for racism was being doubled to 10 games.

In a separate case from 2022 World Cup qualifying in Asia, FIFA ordered Indonesia to play a game behind closed doors without fans over crowd disturbances in a game against Malaysia.

The Indonesia football federation was also fined 200,000 Swiss francs and its Malaysian counterpart was fined 50,000 Swiss francs.

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Category Sport | 2019/12/27 latest update at 9:50 AM
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