Guerrero banned for 5 games for throwing bottle

Hamburg striker Paolo Guerrero was banned Thursday for five matches

for throwing a drink bottle at a fan.

Unless Hamburg launches a successful appeal, the ban

effectively ends Guerrero’s season. There are five rounds left in

the Bundesliga.

The German football federation fined the Peru international

€20,000 ($26,700). Hamburg has also imposed an undisclosed

club-record fine on Guerrero.

The incident happened after Hamburg’s draw with Hannover on

Sunday as the players were leaving the field to the jeers of home


Guerrero aimed a full plastic drink bottle at a fan and hit

him on the shoulder. The fan reportedly shouted “Go back to Peru!”

Guerrero has apologized for the incident and said he would

personally speak with the fan.

Hamburg prosecutors also are looking into the incident.