German soccer club Fortuna Dusseldorf got creative in disciplining midfielder Kerem Demirbay for sexist comments directed toward a ref.
The team assigned Demirbay to referee a local girls match, according to The Telegraph.
Dusseldorf, which plays in 2. Bundesliga, also fined Demirbay and could impose further punishment, according to The Telegraph:
Demirbay had already been sent off by referee Bibi Steinhau for a second bookable offence when he made the remarks, for which he also received a fine from his club.
The midfielder reportedly told Steinhaus that women have no place in men’s football and could face a ban of up to five games, according to his club.
Demirbay telephoned Steinhaus after the match and it is understood that she accepted his apologies.
Demirbay is a 22-year-old Turkish midfielder who has played for several teams in several Bundesliga divisions. He is currently on a year-long loan from Hamburger SV.
Dusseldorf gets points for creativity in their discipline, though maybe they could be taking some pretty offensive comments a little more seriously?