Gabriel Jesus Gets 2-Month International Ban
Manchester City forward, Gabriel Jesus, has been suspended from international matches with Brazil for two months due to his behaviour during his team’s Copa America final win over Peru on 7 July earlier this year.
CONMEBOL – South America’s football governing body – has also fined the 22-year-old $30,000 for behaviour that it has called “insulting” and “defamatory”.
Jesus was shown his first yellow card during the 30th minute, and his second during the 70th minute after a challenge on Peruvian defender Carlos Zambrano.
The forward reacted angrily to the red card, arguing with referee Roberto Tobar, kicking a water bottle, punching two VAR monitors and making hand gestures suggesting that Tobar had been paid off.
Footage also emerged showing Jesus tearfully shouting in his dressing room.
Brazil can still appeal Jesus’s suspension. If it stands, however, he will miss Brazil’s upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Peru in September and could also sit out another two matches in October.