Majeed Waris has been banned for six matches after his sending off.
Ghana striker Abdul-Majeed Waris says he is shocked over his kung-fu reaction to a tackle that has leg to a lengthy ban in France insisting he is terribly sorry over the incident.
The Lorient striker, who is famed for the discipline in his career so far, has been banned for six matches after being sent off in last weekend’s Ligue 1 match against Guingamp.
Waris was incensed by a tackle from the winger Jimmy Briand during the 2-2 draw which was not given as a foul by the referee.
He reacted by launching into a kung fu-style kick on his opponent, which resulted in a straight red card and the Ghanaian says he surprised himself with the way he reacted.
“What happened on Saturday is strange, crazy,” Waris told Ouest France.
“This is the first time in my life that I have got angry like that, on the pitch or off it. I still wonder how I could respond like that, although there were causes.
“The guy fouls me. He was not sanctioned and I have a bad reaction to severe tackles. I should not have done it but I had no intention of hurting him or to kill him. I just wanted to scare him.”
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November 1, 2015
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That earned Waris an automatic two-match suspension but a disciplinary committee opted to extend his ban to six matches following his reaction on the sidelines, which saw the 24-year-old kick water bottles in frustration before storming off down the tunnel.