Eintracht Frankfurt defender David Abraham banned for seven weeks for pushing over rival coach

Eintracht Frankfurt captain David Abraham has been banned for the remainder of his side’s Bundesliga fixtures this year for knocking over an opposition coach.

In the closing stages of the clash between Frankfurt and Freiburg at the weekend, centre-back Abraham went to retrieve it and inexplicably shoved 54-year-old opposition manager Christian Streich to the ground.

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Abraham will mist Frankfurt’s remaining games in 2019
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The benches of both sides cleared as the Frankfurt players remonstrated with Abraham, with lots of pushing and shoving taking place.

Referee Felix Brych had no choice but to send the defender off after his moment of madness.

“He felt provoked, but that shouldn’t happen … he knows that,” Frankfurt’s sporting director, Fredi Bobic, said of the incident after the game.

“There will be consequences for everyone involved.”

The German soccer federation has now hit Abraham with a €25,000 fine and banned him for seven weeks until December 29, ruling him out of six upcoming Bundesliga games.

Freiburg player Vincenzo Grifo has been banned for three games after VAR spotted him targeting Abraham for retaliation in the fracas.

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