HomeDirty TackleFortuna Düsseldorf have player referee girls game after sexist comment to ref
Fortuna Düsseldorf have player referee girls game after sexist comment to ref
December 7, 2015
When 22-year-old Fortuna Düsseldorf midfielder Kerem Demirbay was sent off by referee Bibiana Steinhaus in a 2. Bundesliga match, he told her “women have no place in men’s football.” His club wouldn’t stand for his sexism though, and came up with a clever “punishment” by having him referee a girls match on Saturday.
The club posted pictures of Demirbay officiating the match in an absurd outfit along with the caption, “This is what happens when a young player makes a mistake!”
We can only hope that officiating while dressed like this was the true punishment and not something he did by choice.