Sion president given 14-month ban for slapping ex-Switzerland boss

Sion president Christian Constantin (centre)

Sion president Christian Constantin (centre) walks away from the scene of the incident inside Lugano’s stadium

Sion president Christian Constantin has been given a 14-month ban for striking former Switzerland coach Rolf Fringer.

The incident happened after Sion’s 2-1 Swiss Super League win in Lugano on 21 September.

Constantin, who was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs (£77,804), was filmed slapping Fringer, who is now a television pundit.

The 60-year-old is prohibited from entering all football-related venues. He can appeal against the decision.

Fringer said he had been hit several times before the blow caught on tape.

The Swiss Football League said: “The violent behaviour of Christian Constantin against Rolf Fringer, which (Constantin) doesn’t deny, is clearly a violation of the rules of conduct.”

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