Papy Djilobodji has been suspended for 3 matches for unsportsmanlike behaviour, but Werder Bremen have appealed the sanction.
Werder Bremen have appealed the three-game ban handed to Papy Djilobodji for unsportsmanlike conduct immediately after generating a throat-slitting gesture in the 1-1 draw with Mainz on Saturday.
The 27-year-old, on loan at Werder from Chelsea, produced the signal at a grounded Pablo de Blasis immediately after battling for possession together with the attacker through the Bundesliga clash, anything the German Football Association (DFB) took a dim view of.
Nevertheless, Werder refuse to accept the DFB’s decision and have appealed the centre-back’s suspension.
“Werder happen to be told by the DFB that Papy Djilobodji has been handed a three-match ban. Werder don’t agree with this choice and have decided to appeal the choice,” a statement around the Bremen internet site study.
“Papy Djilobodji has been accused of unsportsmanlike conduct. The disciplinary board have produced the selection in accordance with the ban they gave to Deniz Naki in 2009.”
Former St. Pauli man Naki was sanctioned back in 2009 for a related gesture toward Hansa Rostock fans, but Bremen CEO Thomas Eichin believes you’ll find significant differences among both circumstances.
“We keep that the ruling of a three-match ban is unjustifiable,” Eichin commented.
“Above all, we believe that, under the situations, the severity and also the wrongdoing within this case was lesser than that with the Naki case.”
Djilobodji is already resulting from serve a one-match ban immediately after collecting 5 yellow cards this season.