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Jose Gimenez could face 15 match ban after footage emerges of him ELBOWING FIFA Director and swearing at the camera

Jose Gimenez could face 15 match ban after footage emerges of him ELBOWING FIFA Director and swearing at the camera

The Uruguayan defender lost it following Uruguay's win vs Ghana, which still wasn't enough to see them progress to the next round.

Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez could be facing a lengthy ban following his behaviour after the full-time whistle in his country's game vs Ghana.

Footage of a group of tense Uruguayan players surrounding the referee at full-time has come out as the South American outfit have been knocked out of the World Cup on goals scored after South Korea pulled off a shock win vs Potugal.

The video shows Gimenez purposely elbowing a suited FIFA Director in the back of the head as he got in his way.

As the players and referees headed back down the tunnel, Gimenez can be seen being held back by a teammate as he tries to get to the referee.

Edinson Cavani was also part of the protests, as he was shown a post-match yellow card.

A later video also showed the Atletico Madrid defender swearing continuously at the camera.

The 27-year-old criticised the officials: "They are all a bunch of thieves these sons of b***hes. Yes, record me. Son of a b***h."

Elbowing is a form of assault, and if reported, Gimenez could be handed a 15 game ban or a spell out of football for an adequate period of time, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The video of the defender swearing could incur a 3 game ban as well.

It is not clear whether these bans are only applied to International football, or if it would be carried over to club football as well.

Looking back at past incidents, Luis Suarez was banned for three months in 2014, after he was found guilty of biting Georgio Chiellini.

FIFA then issued the punishment to stop him from lining up for his country or Barcelona, who he played for at the time.

Gimenez arguing with referee Daniel Siebert. (Image

The fine for this is expected to be a minimum of £4,343 fine (5,000 Swiss Francs), rising even more if it is made via mass media or social media, which is not good news for Gimenez as was aware he was being filmed.

Uruguay were frustrated that they weren't given a penalty in their 2-0 win over Ghana, as that could have been the crucial goal to send them to the knockout stages.

Gimenez is a mainstay in the Uruguayan National team and for Atletico Madrid, a lengthy ban would be a blow to both sides.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Uruguay, Ghana, Football World Cup