David Kannemeyer isn’t convinced that the ban and fine handed down to Gaston Sirino on Monday is a fair charge for his offense.
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The Mamelodi Sundowns striker was found guilty by the Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee, eight months after lashing out at Dean Furman and Clayton Daniels in the MTN8 semi-final clash with SuperSport United last year.
The Uruguayan has been suspended for two games and fined R50 000.
Kannemeyer, though says the believes the sanction too harsh and took too long to be announced.
He told Goal: “An argument will rise from the fact the sentence has been handed six months later but when you look at other people, they get sentences quickly – all round I can say it’s not fair.
“Yeah, I think the length as well, normally cases like this, you must act quickly. For me, I think the [PSL] Disciplinary Committee took too long. Imagine, if this pandemic never happened or imagine if it did happen earlier. You ask yourself when were [they] going to make the decision.
“I think they should act quickly. I don’t know why it takes too long anyway because the footage and the match commissioner’s report are there.
“It [PSL DC] took too long to decide or hand the sentence. I mean this also affects the player who is charged, it leaves you with many questions: where do I stand if it takes too long.
“It also affects the coach because you don’t know how to plan because there’s a verdict awaiting one of your players. I think the PSL has to deal better with these things.”