Lessons are sometimes better learned with a dash of creativity, and Fortuna Dusseldorf certainly had a trick up its sleeve when it punished player Kerem Demirbay.
Demirbay, 22, received a pair of yellow cards from female referee Bibi Steinhaus during a match against FSV Frankfurt on Nov. 29.
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As he was dismissed, he told Steinhaus that women have no place in football. He later publicly apologized, dismissing it as the error of a young player.
And in addition to Demirbay’s league-issued suspension and fine, Fortuna decided he’d serve an additional punishment. This one showed that women very much have a place in the game.
An actual game.
However, his club weren’t finished there. Indeed, Fortuna also made sure Demirbay paid full penance for his sins against equality by forcing him to go along and referee a local all-girls’ game.
Bravo. And we love his “referee’s uniform”.
Fortuna Düsseldorf oyuncusu Kerem Demirbay kızlar maçını yönetirken; pic.twitter.com/gb3GEeTx3f
— yarisaha.com (@YARISAHA) December 6, 2015