Two-game suspension for Bakery Jatta

The DFB’s sporting tribunal has suspended the winger for two league games, a decision which the club has accepted.

Hamburger SV will have to play without Bakery Jatta in their next two league matches. The DFB’s sporting tribunal suspended the winger due to a “rough tackle on an opponent”. The club has accepted the decision, meaning that it is now legally binding.

Jatta fouled his opponent Salih Özcan on Saturday during the Rothosen’s away game at Holstein Kiel, receiving his marching orders from referee Christian Dingert in the 26th minute. The sending off was a major talking point after the game. “For me it wasn’t a red card. Bakery Jatta wants to get to the ball, his opponent only wants to see it out of play. Because of the speed with which Baka enters the challenge it looks spectacular, but if the referee had taken a step back and considered it for a moment, a yellow card would have been more than enough,” were the thoughts of HSV manager Dieter Hecking. The 54-year-old will have to do without his winger in the coming games against Dynamo Dresden (23rd November) and VfL Osnabrück (29th November).