Slap on pundit costly for Sion’s president
Football punditry is often seen as a more relaxed environment for a player or manager away from the rigours of life on the pitch. But that was not how former Swiss national football manager Rolf Fringer found things after he was slapped by Sion president Christian Constantin. The incident, which was caught on tape, happened last month, and yesterday resulted in Constantin being banned for 14 months by the Swiss Football League (SFL) as well as being fined 100,000 Swiss francs (Dh78,000). “The violent behaviour of Christian Constantin against Rolf Fringer, which [Constantin] doesn’t deny, is clearly a violation of the rules of conduct”, a statement from the SFL’s disciplinary committee read. The SFL added Constantin was prohibited from entering all football related venues during the ban including for Super League and national team events.