Three-game ban for Jestrovic
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Anderlecht striker Nenad Jestrovic has been hit with a three-match European ban.Anderlecht striker Nenad Jestrovic has been hit with a three-match European ban.
The striker was sent off in controversial circumstances during last week's loss to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League.
Referee Kim Milton Nielsen was unhappy with comments made by Jestrovic and sent him from the field, with Europe's ruling body deciding he was guilty of racially insulting Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko during a heated argument in the 75th minute of the game.
Anderlecht coach Frank Vercauteren had defended his player in the immediate aftermath of the game, but Uefa have found him guilty and he will now miss the Belgian club's remaining Group G matches against Chelsea and Real Betis and a further European game.
Jestrovic defended himself after the ruling, but said he would not appeal against the decision.
"I accept the decision but unfortunately I was on a losing ticket because the referee's report said one thing and I said another," he told Reuters. "I am not a racist but unfortunately I don't matter and the referee does."