Klopp banned from touchline for Dortmund Champions League visit to Arsenal
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp will be banned from the touchline for his team’s next Champions League game away to Arsenal, and will instead be forced to watch from the stands, Sky Sports has reported.
Klopp was also absent from the dugout for Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over Marseille, and the suspension has since been extended by UEFA, due to his behaviour in the defeat to Napoli on Match Day one where he verbally abused the fourth official for not allowing Neven Subotic, who had been receiving treatment, back on to the pitch before the Italians scored.
The decision, which has been taken by UEFA to help encourage more respect for match officials, can be appealed within three days, and last season’s Champions League runners-up are considering whether to do so.
Klopp has apologised for his conduct against Napoli, telling German television: “I made myself look like a monkey out there and that's not on. I overstepped the mark and it was really pathetic of me.”
Dortmund currently have three points in Group F, with Arsene Wenger’s side currently top with two wins from two ahead of the double header between the two sides.
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