David Abraham remains suspended until the winter break for the beech that he handed out to SC Freiburg coach Christian Streich. The suspension of the supplier of Eintracht Frankfurt remained on appeal.
The Argentinian wanted to grab the ball quickly for a throw-in in the Bundesliga game over a week ago. Streich slightly got in his way, after which Abraham roughly pounded the 54-year-old trainer upside down.
The referee gave the defender a red card for his brash action, after which the association suspended him for the remainder of the calendar year. Abraham argued on Tuesday that he had no intention of walking over the trainer.
"I focused completely on the ball and tried to avoid the trainer," he said. "I had no idea I had knocked him over and it was definitely not my intention to hit him. It will never happen again."
39Captain of Eintracht Frankfurt knocked down Freiburg's trainer
Grifo suspension also unchanged
That story led to discontent with the German federal association DFB, which increased the sentence itself to eight duels of suspension because Abraham refused to take the blame. The appeal committee, however, went too far.
The suspension of Freiburg-attacker Vincenzo Grifo also remains. The club withdrew the appeal following the red card of the Italian. He had dealt a blow in the aftermath of the incident.
Abraham misses the competition duels with VfL Wolfsburg, Mainz 05, Hertha BSC, Schalke 04, 1.FC Köln and Paderborn due to his suspension. Grifo is missing against Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg.
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