FC Basel will have to do without central defender Eray Cömert in the next three games. The Swiss international saw the red card in the goalless draw of Basel on Saturday at home against Lausanne-Sport in the 20th minute after an assault.
Cömert allowed himself to be provoked head-to-head by Lausanne’s attacking player Hicham Mahou until he lost his nerve and hit the opponent lightly in the face with his hand. Mahou, as one often sees, theatrically dropped backwards to the floor. The red card, with which Cömert weakened his own team early on in the game, corresponded to current case law, but still seemed to be a strict verdict. The vicious provocateur Mahou got away with a warning.