Christian Constantin Swiss club chief banned after slapping pundit

The SFL said Constantin was prohibited from entering all football related venues during the ban, including for Super League and national team events.

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Ex-Swiss coach Rolf Fringer now works as a TV pundit play

Ex-Swiss coach Rolf Fringer now works as a TV pundit

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Sion club president Christian Constantin, caught on tape slapping a prominent critic in the face after a match last month, has been banned for 14 months, the Swiss Football League said Thursday.

Constantin's assault of former Swiss national team coach and current TV pundit Rolf Fringer on September 21 also earned him a 100,000 Swiss franc ($103,000, 87,000 euros) fine.

"The violent behaviour of Christian Constantin against Rolf Fringer, which (Constantin) doesn't deny, is clearly a violation of the rules of conduct", the SFL's disciplinary committee said in a statement.

The SFL said Constantin was prohibited from entering all football related venues during the ban, including for Super League and national team events.

Video captured at the match in Lugano, which Sion won 2-1, shows Constantin striking Fringer while he is already on the ground.

The slap forces Fringer to fall further backward before Constantin walks away and fixes his watch.

Fringer, who managed the national club in the 1990s, told Swiss media that Constantin had in fact struck him several times before the blow that was caught on tape.

The controversial Sion president, who has previously been sanctioned attacking a referee, can appeal the decision.

His son Barthelemy, who is the director of sport at Sion, is also under investigation over possible misconduct.

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