Eintracht Frankfurt skipper David Abraham has been suspended for seven matches after he shoulder charged SC Freiburg coach
The 33-year-old was eager to restart play after the ball had left the pitch and entered Streich’s technical area, as Frankfurt were trailing 1-0 in the closing stages of the Bundesliga encounter. When Streich allowed the ball to drift past him without stopping it to save time, Abraham knocked the coach over with a strong shoulder barge and chaos ensued.
The defender was subsequently sent off, but the German Football Federation (DFB) ruled that his actions required a harsher punishment. This means that Frankfurt’s captain will not be in Bundesliga action until January, after the winter break.
However, he is permitted to feature in the Europa League, a competition that he has been heavily involved in. His next, and possibly only two fixtures until January will be a trip to Arsenal on November 28, and a home tie against Vitoria Guimaraes on December 12.
Frankfurt sit in ninth place in the Bundesliga, but are within touching distance of Hoffenheim, who sit in fifth on 20 points. They host Wolfsburg next, who currently lie one place below