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.

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

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