Gabriel Jesus banned for two months, fined $30,000

Gabriel Jesus banned for two months, fined $30,000

Brazilian forward, Gabriel Jesus, has been handed a two-month international ban by CONMEBOL, for his behaviour during the Copa America final last month.

The 22-year-old scored and provided an assist, before being sent off in Brazil’s 3-1 win over Peru at the Maracana on July 7.

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Jesus remonstrated with Chilean referee, Roberto Tobar after receiving a second yellow card for barging into Peru’s Carlos Zambrano, before pushing the VAR monitor and crying in the tunnel.

CONMEBOL announced a two-month ban for Jesus on Wednesday, in a statement saying, “the player is suspended to play official and friendly matches with his national team in that period of time.”

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They decided that Jesus broke Articles 7.1 and 7.2 of the Disciplinary Rules for “behaving in an offensive, insulting or defamatory manner of any kind.”

Jesus was also fined $30,000 and is set to miss friendlies against Colombia and Peru in September, but has seven days to appeal the sanctions.

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