Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund will have to face Arsenal in their Uefa Champions League match later in the month without Coach Jürgen Klopp on the touchline.
The German coach will not be allowed on the side-lines to shout directions to last season’s Champions League beaten finalists against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in just less than two weeks’ time after receiving a suspension by the sport’s governing body Uefa.
Klopp exploded during the match against Napoli when the fourth official did not allow Dortmund defender Neven Subotic back on the pitch quickly after being treated for an injury which resulted in Napoli’s second goal and Dortmund’s 2-1 defeat.
Klopp then just lost the plot verbally abusing the fourth referee not only in full view of the fans watching the match but in front of millions around the world who had tuned in to watch it on television.
Klopp has already been forced to watch the Westphalia clubs last Champions League match against Marseille from the stands on Tuesday night in which the Germans won 3-0, but the 46-year-old manager will have to watch the Arsenal match from the stands as well after the sports disciplinary commission decided to double the ban in order to encourage greater respect for the referee’s.
Borussia Dortmund can of course appeal the decision but are weighing up whether to do it or not in the three days they still have remaining to lodge a complaint against Uefa.
North London side Arsenal are on top of Group F with six points while Dortmund and Napoli both have three points following a win and a loss.
The German manager has repeatedly said on Germain television that he was wrong, apologising for his outburst telling one TV channel:
“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.”
Check out the scary Klopp video below.