Previous
Sporting CP
Istanbul Basaksehir
9:55 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Getafe
Ajax Amsterdam
9:55 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
FC Copenhagen
Celtic
9:55 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
CFR Cluj-Napoca
Sevilla FC
9:55 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Club Brugge
Manchester United
9:55 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Internazionale
9:55 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Eintracht Frankfurt
FC Salzburg
9:55 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Shakhtar Donetsk
Benfica
9:55 AM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Espanyol
12:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
FC Porto
12:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Apoel Nicosia
FC Basel
12:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Olympiakos
Arsenal
12:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
AZ Alkmaar
LASK Linz
12:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
VfL Wolfsburg
Malmo FF
12:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
AS Roma
KAA Gent
12:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Rangers
Braga
12:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Next

Fortuna Dusseldorf player made to ref girl's match after sexist comment

German side Fortuna Dusseldorf have taken the unorthodox step of forcing one of their players to referee a girl's match as part of his punishment for aiming a sexist comment at a female match official.

Shortly after picking up a second booking, Fortuna midfielder Kerem Demirbay reportedly insulted referee Bibi Steinhaus by telling her that women have no place in men's football as he trudged from the pitch during the latter stages of a recent 2. Bundesliga game against FSV Frankfurt.

According to The Telegraph, Steinhaus accepted Demirbay's personal apology when the player phoned her after the match. He then also issued a public apology via social media to say that he was "extremely sorry" for his conduct.

While Demirbay is still waiting to hear what his official discipline from the DFB will be (a five-match ban is likely), Fortuna saw fit to mete out punishment of their own by fining their man to the tune of two weeks' wages.

However, the club weren't finished there. They also forced the 22-year-old to referee a local all-girl's game as further penance.

Here's hoping he's learned his lesson.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.