Bremen's Djilobodji caught making throat-slitting gesture to opponent
These days, the odds are that there's a camera nearby you at every moment. Professional athletes should probably recognize this fact more than anybody else. If you're an athlete and you do something, someone's probably going to see it. Especially if it's in a game.
Werder Bremen defender Papy Djilobodji apparently failed to remember this in Saturday's match against Mainz. After a tussle with Pablo de Blasis, 27-year-old Djilobodji made a gesture he's sure to soon regret. After he raked de Blasis across the face, the Chelsea loanee looked back at his prone opponent and made the infamous throat-slashing motion.
The taunt has been banned in multiple leagues, including the NFL, and Djilobodji will likely hear from the Bundesliga about it. Either way, the defender will have at least one match off to think things over. He picked up a yellow for the reckless foul on de Blasis, giving him five yellows on the season and an automatic one-match ban.
"You should leave such gestures," Bremen director Thomas Eichin said via the Associated Press, "Because everyone knows the camera captures everything."
Hopefully his players start to listen up!