UEFA bans FC Copenhagen’s Santos for 3-month over Europa clash assault

FC Copenhagen’s Santos
UEFA has banned FC Copenhagen’s Michael Santos for three games by UEFA for assaulting a policeman during a Europa League game at Celtic in February.
The European soccer’s governing body made this known on Wednesday.
The Uruguayan forward was charged by police after he barged into an officer while celebrating Pep Biel’s 85th-minute goal in a 3-1 win over the Scottish side in the second leg of their round of 32 ties on Feb. 27.

The policeman was looking to prevent Santos from getting any closer to away fans at Celtic Park and a Copenhagen steward was also charged by police as tempers flared.

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“The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body have decided to suspend… Santos for a total of three UEFA club competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible,” UEFA said in a statement.

Copenhagen, who defeated Celtic 4-2 on aggregate, lost 1-0 in the first leg of their last 16 ties at Istanbul Basaksehir last month before the novel coronavirus pandemic forced the suspension of the competition.

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