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Bouzanis gets five-game ban for gypsy slur

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 8/02/2017 Emma Kemp

Melbourne City goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis has been handed a five-match A-League ban for calling Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha a "f***ing gypsy" during last weekend's derby.

After a short hearing in Sydney on Wednesday night, Football Federation Australia's disciplinary and ethics committee decided Bouzanis deserved only the minimum sanction for his racist slur.

The committee took into account the 26-year-old's remorse and unblemished record, and accepted he did not understand the meaning of his words at the time.

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