Swiss Football Player Gets 50-Year Ban

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A footballer in Switzerland’s 4th division, Ricardo Ferreira, has been banned indefinitely for kicking the ball in the referee’s face and squirting water on him.

For the league’s computer system purposes, the ban has been set at 50 years.

From the Guardian:

According to the Swiss newspaper Blick, the defender Ricardo Ferreira of Portugal Futebol Clube was an unused substitute in the 1-0 defeat by SC Worb in the local Bern league. But it was not until after the match that he entered the fray, kicking the ball in the referee’s face and then hurling insults as the official made his way to the tunnel before squirting him with water.

“We do not want such a player in our league,” said Robert Breiter, the lawyer of Switzerland’s amateur football league. “Unfortunately we encounter such cases about once a year.”



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