Posted on October 29, 2008

Player Banned for Racial Slur

AP, Oct. 28, 2008

A third-division player has been banned for five matches for a racial slur, while judicial authorities have opened a criminal investigation for suspected “insult with xenophobic motives.”

Torsten Ziegner, of Carl-Zeiss Jena, was sent off late in the match against Eintracht Braunschweig after a racial slur directed at Eintracht’s Kingsley Onuegbu, who is Nigerian.


Police in Braunschweig said they had opened an investigation after seeing reports about the incident in the media.