Qatar defender Abdelkarim Hassan was handed an indefinite suspension by the nation’s soccer federation on Thursday reportedly following an altercation with a fan over social media.
Qatari media reported that Hassan responded to a grievance on SnapChat about Qatar shedding a recreation throughout the World Cup the emirate hosted late final yr by posting, “Relax, do you suppose it is struggle?”
Hassan was additionally deducted 50% of his wage, fined 200,000 Qatari riyals ($55,000 US) and issued a warning by the Qatar Football Association.
In different punishments handed down on Thursday, two extra nationwide group gamers — Bassam al-Rawi, and Mohamed Waad — had been fined 100,000 and 50,000 Qatari riyals, respectively, whereas each had their salaries deducted by 50%.
No causes had been disclosed for these sanctions, which had been introduced by the federation via its Twitter account based mostly on the report submitted by the division of nationwide groups to the overall secretary, the Qatar News Agency mentioned.
Qatar misplaced to Iraq 2-1 within the semifinals of the Gulf Cup in Basra City on Monday.