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Bizzare ban: Footballer hit with 50-year ban for kicking the ball in the face of referee

New Delhi: In a bizzare incident, a footballer in Switzerland suffered a ban of 50-years for kicking the ball in the face of the referee, before spraying him with water. The incident occurred during Portugal
India TV News Desk November 02, 2014 17:39 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: In a bizzare incident, a footballer in Switzerland suffered a ban of 50-years for kicking the ball in the face of the referee, before spraying him with water. The incident occurred during Portugal Futebol Clube's defeat to SC Worb in the local Bern league.

Hit with the bann of 50-years, Ferreira would be aligiable to play again in 2064, at the age of 78.

Ricardo Ferreira was previously banned for 45 matches for abusing officials and asaulting opposition players.

Portugal Futebol Clube defender Ricardo Ferreira kicked the ball at the referee after full-time.

Asked over the 50-years of bann, Ferreira said,'I had expected one or two years maximum. But 50 years? Football's my life.'

According to Swiss newspaper Blick, defender Ricardo Ferreira of Portugal Futebol Clube, who was an unused substitute, stormed the pitch at full-time and booted the ball at the referee from close-range.