CSV goalkeeper has been banned from football for 8 years for attacking a referee in the German lower-level league. German local football association gave him this punishment.
Arguments in football matches, clashes are nothing new. Unable to accept the decision, the referee raised his hand against the body is not less. But, the crime of the goalkeeper of the CSV club is more, that’s why he has been given this big punishment.
The incident took place last September. The match was between SV Oppum and CSV Marathon II. The referee blew the whistle for the hosts in a controversial decision in the 80th minute of the match held at Oppum ground. But the guest party protested.
They claimed that the goal was scored from the offside. A CSV footballer saw a red card while protesting against this. Then, when the match started again the goalkeeper left his goal post and jumped from behind and attack the referee.
The media did not reveal the full name of the CSV goalkeeper. There are legal restrictions in Germany. That goalkeeper name only one part has been reported- ‘Samato’. He has been charged with the offense after attacking the referee. The match was immediately called off after attacking the referee.
Meanwhile, his club CSV Marathon II took a tough position against the goalkeeper. He wasn’t permitted to go to the club. Though, the club did not immediately ban him for legal reasons. “Players like him will not get a second chance at the CSV marathon,” Axel Wiebus, the club’s chief executive told ESPN.
After that incident, CSV has lobbied to ensure maximum punishment for their goalkeeper. German local football association finally banned goalkeeper ‘Samato’ for 8 years on Thursday.