Cologne loses Lukas Podolski appeal
has lost its appeal against Lukas Podolski’s one-game ban for the
forward’s sending off in a
The German Football Federation (DFB) said Friday that it was
upholding its decision to suspend Podolski after the forward was
sent off in the 76th minute of Cologne’s 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin
Cologne had argued that Podolski committed ”no crime” to earn
a red card after becoming involved in a dispute with Hertha
defender Levan Kobiashvili, when both players were sent off.
DFB sports court president Hans E. Lorenz says, ”Podolski
contributed to the pack of angry players and grabbed his opponent’s
jersey in the chest area. Therefore Podolski did not do
Podolski will miss Sunday’s visit to Hannover.