Rodriguez hit with five-match ban after horror foul


Berlin (AFP) – Mainz midfielder Jose Rodriguez was on Tuesday hit with a five-match ban and fined 10,000 euros ($11,171) for his horror tackle which left his opponent with a gash to the bone.

Rodriguez was sent off, just eight minutes into his Mainz debut having come off the bench, after his tackle on Augsburg’s Dominik Kohr, who needed surgery after receiving a 14cm-long gash which exposed the bone, damaging muscles and tendons.

The sports court of the German Football Federation (DFB) took a dim view of the foul in the dying stages of Sunday’s Bundesliga match, which Mainz won 3-1, and earned Rodriguez a straight red card.

He personally apologised to Kohr, who will be sidelined for the foreseeable future and Mainz had already said they would fine him.

Mainz coach Martin Schmidt had said the foul was ‘not the face of Mainz 05’ while Augsburg manager Stefan Reuter branded it ‘senseless’.

Rodriguez, a product of the Real Madrid academy who signed from Galatasaray before the start of the season, will next be available on October 29 for Mainz’s German league match against Ingolstadt.

25+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, Liga MX, MLS & World Cup
  • Includes ESPN, FOX, Univision, TUDN and more
Favorite Leagues At The Best Price
  • Starting price: $7.99/mo. for Live TV Package
  • Watch Argentine league, Brasileirāo and Copa Libertadores
  • Includes beIN SPORTS, GolTV, TyC Sports and more
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, Copa del Rey & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
Live TV, Soccer & Originals
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo.
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & more
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
Get All 3 And Save 30%
  • $13.99/mo. for ESPN+, Disney+ & Hulu
  • Includes Bundesliga, LaLiga, NHL & the home to UFC
  • Features Marvel, Star Wars + shows & movies for your entire family

Leave a Reply

Translate »