La Celeste are sanctioned by FIFA as Jose Gimenez is handed a four-match ban after calling the refs ‘thieves’ and ‘sons of b***hes’ following bitter World Cup exit… while Edinson Cavani – who punched a VAR monitor – faces a one-game suspension
Uruguay are facing major sanctions after their irate players lost control following the country’s World Cup exit on goals scored last month.
Despite Uruguay beating Ghana 2-0, it was not enough for them to qualify for the last-16, sending several players into a fury over decisions made during the game, as they chased officials down the tunnel.
The players were adamant that they should have been awarded a penalty, which triggered unpleasant scenes at full-time, with Jose Gimenez appearing to elbow FIFA’s competitions director in the back of the head, before calling the referees ‘thieves’ and ‘sons of b***hes’.
And now according to Marca, the Atletico Madrid defender has been hit with a four-match ban, football community service and a fine of £17,500.
Fortunately for the Spanish giants, it’s understood his ban will not cross over to La Liga.
Jimenez was not the only player involved – in fact the Uruguayan FA will have to play their next home fixture with a reduced capacity, while they were also hit with a £43,800 fine.
Former Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani also picked up a one-match suspension – as did Diego Godin – for their respective roles in the unpleasant scenes which unfolded.
Credit: Daily Mail UK
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