An amateur footballer in Switzerland has been banned for 50 years for kicking a ball in the referee’s face and spraying him with water. Ricardo Ferreira had already served a 45-game ban for assaulting opposition players.
Ferreira is reported as saying that he had expected a ban of one or two years maximum. He added, ‘Football’s my life”. Well, it was.
Ferreira will be free to return to footballing activity on June 5th 2064. He will then be 78.