Ghana’s Bernard Tekpetey has been given a two-match ban after he was sent off for his reaction to alleged racist insults during an Austrian Cup tie.
The 20-year-old Altach striker gestured towards Union Garten’s fans after scoring his side’s fourth goal from an extra-time free-kick in a 4-3 victory.
The Austrian league recognized Tekpetey “was exposed to provocation” but found “no wrong decision by the referee”.
Altach are appealing against the decision after “unbelievable” insults.
The Austrian league’s disciplinary committee added that the second match of the ban had been suspended for six months after taking into account the amount of provocation towards Tekpetey, who is on loan from Schalke 04.
Culled from BBC Sport