Entertainment Bundesliga: Wagner defends Kabak after spitting attack: "100 percent no intention"

23:25  26 september  2020
23:25  26 september  2020 Source:   spox.com

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Ozan Kabak (20) from Schalke 04 caused a scandal in the 3-1 defeat against Werder Bremen with a spit attack against Ludwig Augustinsson (26) . The SVW defender then sharply criticized. Schalke coach David Wagner, however, stood behind his defender.

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"I didn't notice, but that's not fair play," said Augustinsson on the Sky microphone after being presented with the scene: "But in the end he got his red card and we won".

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Kabak did not see the traffic light card because of his disgusting action. The Turk flew shortly before the end after a tactical foul (84th). He saw yellow for the foul that led to the penalty for Werder Bremen and the 0: 3 from Schalke's point of view.

what happened? After a tough duel, Kabak spat in the direction of Augustinsson rolling on the ground. "It's not nice. It has nothing to do with football," added Augustinsson when asked. Referee Markus Schmidt couldn't see the scene, which is why Kabak got away (for the time being).

Schalke trainer David Wagner then stood behind his protégé and announced a one-to-one conversation with Kabak. "That looks ugly. But it wasn't 100 percent intentional. I know his character. Of course I'll talk to him later," said the 48-year-old.

It remains to be seen whether Kabak will receive a subsequent ban. For Sky expert Lothar Matthäus, for example, there are no two opinions, the record international was clearly in favor of an appropriate punishment.

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