Fortuna Dusseldorf Make Player Referee Girls Match After He Made Sexist Comment

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterDecember 7, 2015

Bundesliga 2 side Fortuna Dusseldorf had a novel way of punishing one of their players after he made a sexist remark to a female referee last week.

Kerem Demirbay was made to referee a girls match as punishment for telling Bibiana Steinhaus "women have no place in men’s football."

Demirbay made the comments after being sent off for a second yellow card in a match against Frankfurt on Nov. 29. He later apologised:

"I am extremely sorry for having said what I did to Ms. Steinhaus. I should never have said this sentence and it does not reflect my image of women."

But that wasn't enough for him to avoid further punishment, with Fortuna posting photos of his refereeing appearance on Facebook, along with the message, "This is what happens when a young player makes a mistake!"

[Facebook: Fortuna Dusseldorf, h/t the Guardian, BBC Sport]

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