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Olympiakos’ Fortounis gets ban for obscene celebration

Burnley v Olympiakos - UEFA Europa League Qualifing Play-Off: Second Leg

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Aaron Lennon of Burnley shows his frustration as Kostas Fortounis of Olympiakos shields the ball during the UEFA Europa League qualifing second leg play off match between Burnley and Olympiakos at Turf Moor on August 30, 2018 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) Olympiakos midfielder Kostas Fortounis has been handed a one-match ban in the Greek league as punishment for an obscene goal celebration during a game this month.

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Fortounis will miss this weekend’s match against OFI on the island of Crete after the penalty was announced Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Greece international mouthed obscenities toward opposing fans after scoring against AEK Athens on Oct. 7 during a 1-1 draw. He later apologized for the incident.

PAOK currently leads the Greek league standings with 16 points from six matches, level with Atromitos. AEK and Olympiakos follow with 13 points.