Striker suspended over racial abuse
8 November 2005, BRUSSELS — European football federation UEFA suspended Anderlecht striker Nenad Jestrovic for three matches on Monday.
8 November 2005
BRUSSELS — European football federation UEFA suspended Anderlecht striker Nenad Jestrovic for three matches on Monday.
The suspension came after the Serbian was given a red card last week during his Belgian club's Champions League match against Liverpool.
Just five minutes after he entered the field, Jestrovic was dismissed by referee Kim Milton Nielsen for allegedly racially abusing Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko.
The incident took place in the 75th minute of the match, but Jestrovic denied the allegations. He claimed instead that Mali international Sissoko abused him.
However, UEFA ruled otherwise and Anderlecht — which is already certain of its elimination from the Champions League — will need to do without Jestrovic for its remaining two matches, news service Skynet reported.
After that, the 29-year-old — who was the top scorer in the Belgian First Division last season — will need to miss another European match.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Belgian news