Stuttgart midfielder Santiago Ascacibar has been handed a six week ban by the DFB for a spitting incident towards Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz.
This means the Argentine will miss the remainder of the Bundesliga campaign but could play for Stuttgart again this season if they’re involved in the relegation play-off.
“I have given an apology for my behaviour to the club and the team. Of course, my apology is also aimed at my opponent Kai Havertz. Even if I was provoked, this shouldn’t have happened,” said Ascacibar.