Gabriel Jesus Banned For Two Months, Fined $30,000

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Brazilian forward, Gabriel Jesus, has been handed a two-month international ban by CONMEBOL, for his behaviour during the Copa America final last month.

The 22-year-old scored and provided an assist, before being sent off in Brazil’s 3-1 win over Peru at the Maracana on July 7.

Jesus remonstrated with Chilean referee, Roberto Tobar after receiving a second yellow card for barging into Peru’s Carlos Zambrano, before pushing the VAR monitor and crying in the tunnel.

CONMEBOL announced a two-month ban for Jesus on Wednesday, in a statement saying, “the player is suspended to play official and friendly matches with his national team in that period of time.”

They decided that Jesus broke Articles 7.1 and 7.2 of the Disciplinary Rules for “behaving in an offensive, insulting or defamatory manner of any kind.”

Jesus was also fined $30,000 and is set to miss friendlies against Colombia and Peru in September, but has seven days to appeal the sanctions.

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