Jose Gimenez could face a 15-game ban after a video emerged of him nudging the FIFA competition director as Uruguay pulled out of the World Cup.
Uruguay were knocked out of the World Cup in the group stage despite beating Ghana 2-0 in the final game, as South Korea’s late win over Portugal propelled them to the final. goal difference.
After the match, tempers flared as the Uruguayans immediately ran to the referee in protest as they believed he had denied them two penalties – one for a foul on Darwin Nunez and the other for a foul on Edinson Cavani late in stoppage time.
Gimenez was one of the main instigators of the post-match scrum and saw figures scrambled around him as officials tried to separate the Uruguayan players from the referees.
A video appears to show him poking a FIFA official in the back of the head with his elbow.
There are also other images of him hurling insults at officials.
He said, “They [the referees] are all a bunch of thieves these sons of b******.
“Yes, record me. Son of ab****.
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spanish paper Mundo Deportivo claim that Gimenez could get a 15-game international ban or ban from playing football for an adequate period of time, if the incident is reported, as nudging is listed as a form of assault.
It’s unclear if the ban would be for 15 international matches or if a game would be postponed at his club Atletico Madrid in the second half of the season.
He is certain to get a minimum fine after the video of him insulting the referees was revealed on social media.
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