FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)Frankfurt captain David Abraham has lost an appeal against his seven-week ban for knocking an opposition coach to the ground.
The defender hit 54-year-old Freiburg coach Christian Streich with his shoulder during a Bundesliga game Nov. 10 while chasing 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 says its sports court on Tuesday upheld a ban for Abraham through Dec. 29 and his fine of 25,000 euros ($27,700).
The panel’s chairman, Hans Eberhard Lorenz, calls the incident ”a clear case of intentional assault.”
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