Former referee in Belgium Serge Gumienny believes the punishment handed to Eric Ocansey and two other players as the right thing.
Eric Ocansey has been handed a four-match ban and fined €4,000 for his sending last week against Sporting Charleroi for punching an opponent.
His punishment was announced by the Belgian Football Union's Litigation Committee (URBSFA) after two weeks ago.
Ocansey extended his hand to punch an opponent while on the attack and the referee Nicolas Laforge consulted the VAR to issue a straight red card for his violent misconduct.
The 20-year-old will miss the matches against Zulte-Waregem, Gent, Royal Excel Mouscron and Standard Liege.
"There is always a lot of criticism of the RBFA, but they have understood that aggressiveness will disappear from football only if adequate punishments are handed out," says Gumienny in Het Belang van Limburg .
"That has now happened with the penalties for Wesley, Ocansey and Carcela. Of course, one suspension is more appropriate than the other, but in general I am glad that heavier sentences are being handed out, although it is inevitable that profession a number will be toned down. "
"In addition to the good intentions, it turns out that the federation is having a hard time getting the administrative burden under control, which is what the clubs are up to now, so that the decisions are lifted again next week. they compile the rules themselves, because attacks based on procedural errors can not be prevented if you have a lot of lawyers who are paid to get the best out of it, "Gumienny realizes.
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