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Will FIFA Investigate Ethiopia Spitter?

Bafana Bafana midfielder, Dean Furman, launched a Twitter tirade against Ethiopia counterpart, Behailu Gobeze, after he was spat on during his side’s defeat this weekend.

Gordon Igesund’s men suffered heartbreak as their World Cup dreams were shattered in Addis Ababa, with the 2-1 loss ruining their chances of making it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.

 

However, a FIFA investigation has since been launched into the Black Lions, who reportedly fielded an ineligible player in a World Cup qualifier against Botswana earlier this year.

 

Meanwhile, football’s governing body may have to launch yet another inquiry regarding Ethiopia, following Furman’s revelation that he was spat at in the face.

 

On his personal Twitter account the Doncaster Rovers man fumed, “I’ve seen some things in the game but to be spat in the face by another player is the lowest of the low.

 

“Ethiopia no.20 you are a disgrace to football and your country. I hope FIFA/CAF investigates this matter properly!”

 

While the details of the confrontation are cloudy, the crew have been informed that, following Bernard Parker’s own-goal, the ball was placed on the centre circle only for Gobeze to kick it away.

 

With time running out Furman was understandably frustrated with the midfielder and confronted him, with the Ethiopian responding by spitting at him.

 

It was following that incident that a fracas ensued in the middle of the park that was quickly broken up by the referee and his assistants.

 

It remains to be seen whether FIFA or CAF will investigate the issue, although following Mabhudi Khenyeza’s 12-month PSL ban, football fans in South Africa will be eager to see Gobeze punished for his actions.

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