Gelson Martins handed six-month ban for pushing referee

Monaco shall be with out Gelson Martins for the remainder of the season after the winger won a long suspension from the LFP.

Gelson Martins has won a six-month ban for pushing a referee whilst taking part in for Monaco.

The Portugal global was once suspended as a precaution by way of the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) again on February 6 following an incident in a recreation away at Nimes 5 days previous.

Martins driven Mikael Lesage two times throughout his aspect’s Three-1 Ligue 1 defeat, first of all making touch with the respectable following team-mate Tiemoue Bakayoko’s 32nd-minute crimson card.

The winger, who joined Monaco completely from Atletico Madrid in 2019, was once despatched off and reacted by way of shoving Lesage for a 2d time.

After analyzing pictures and talking to Martins, the LFP has punished the participant with a long ban this is backdated to the time he was once first of all suspended.

The 24-year-old has already sat out 5 video games however will now omit the rest of the home season in France.

Monaco issued a brief remark based on the decision, describing the punishment passed down as a “very heavy sanction”.

“AS Monaco takes note of the decision of the disciplinary committee of the LFP to sanction Gelson Martins with a firm suspension of six months dating to February 6, a very heavy sanction,” the membership mentioned.

“The club once again condemns the unjustifiable behaviour of its attacker, but also regrets the excessive length of this suspension for a player who has never known a disciplinary ban in more than 200 games at the highest level.”