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Manchester City Star Receives Two Month Ban

Jesus Punished For Copa America Red Card

Liverpool v Manchester City - FA Community Shield Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Manchester City’ Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus has been handed a two-month international ban for his behaviour in last month’s Copa America final.

The striker had an ‘interesting’ game, scoring in the 3-1 win over Peru, before remonstrating with referee Roberto Tobar, kicking a water bottle and then pushing the VAR monitor as he left the pitch. Jesus has also received a $30,000 (£24,691) fine for his behaviour and has seven days to appeal.

The ban means Jesus will miss September’s friendlies against Colombia and Peru and a statement from governing body Conmebol said “Gabriel Jesus is suspended for two months from the day following the notification of this decision.

“Consequently, the player is suspended to play official and friendly matches with his national team in that period of time.”