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Bahrain player hit with 10-match ban for racist 'slitty eye' gesture to Hong Kong fans

Sayed Baqer committed the offence at the end of a World Cup qualifying match.

Baqer was charged with
Baqer was charged with "discriminatory behaviour."
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

FIFA HAVE BANNED Bahrain defender Sayed Baqer for 10 matches for making a racist gesture at the end of a World Cup qualifying match against Hong Kong.

Baqer made a ‘slitty eye’ gesture at the local Hong Kong supporters at the conclusion of the 0-0 draw on 14 November.

He was charged with “discriminatory behaviour” and, as well as his match ban, was hit with a fine of 30,000 Swiss francs (27,500 euros).

© – AFP 2019

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