Ghana’s Bernard Tekpetey is set to serve a two match ban after he was sent off for his unwarranted reaction to a supposed racist chant during an Austrian Cup tie.
The 20-year-old who plays for Altach is reported to have negatively shown some gestures towards Union Gurten’s fans after scoring his side’s fourth goal from an extra-time free-kick in a 4-3 victory.
The Austrian league officials outlined that Tekpetey “was exposed to provocation” but found “no wrong decision by the referee”.
Altach FC is set to make an appeal against the bann after the “unbelievable” insults.
The Disciplinary Committee of the Austrian league also emphasized that the second match of the two match ban is a suspended one for six months as they take into account the amount
Austrian league’s disciplinary committee added that the second match of the ban had been suspended for six months after taking into account the amount of provocation towards Tekpetey, who is on loan from German side Schalke 04.
Meanwhile, the Austrian federation (OeFB) said it had opened its own case against third tier side Union Gurten.
“The OeFB strongly condemns, as a basic rule, any form of racism,” said general secretary Thomas Hollerer.
“Our organisation stands for diversity, tolerance, and integration in all areas.”
Union Gurten confirmed that the game was “briefly interrupted by racist chanting from the public”, adding they condemned their behaviour and would ban offending fans.