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Frankfurt captain banned for seven weeks for knocking over coach

Sport-Club Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt - Bundesliga

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10: Team members of SC Freiburg trying to confront David Angel Abraham (L) of Eintracht Frankfurt during the Bundesliga match between Sport-Club Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt at Schwarzwald-Stadion on November 10, 2019 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. (Photo by Michael Kienzler/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Frankfurt captain David Abraham has been banned for all the club’s remaining Bundesliga games this year after knocking over an opposition coach.

The defender body checked Freiburg coach Christian Streich with his shoulder during Sunday’s league game while trying to gather a ball which had gone out of play.

Freiburg players and staff then chased Abraham onto the field, sparking a mass brawl.

The German soccer federation banned Abraham for seven weeks through Dec. 29, ruling him out of six upcoming Bundesliga games, and fined him 25,000 euros ($27,500).

Freiburg player Vincenzo Grifo has been banned for three games after the video assistant referee system spotted him targeting Abraham for retaliation in the melee.


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