Bayer Leverkusen have been forced to sack defender Emir Spahic after he headbutted a steward at the club’s stadium.
The incident occurred following Leverkusen’s DFB-Pokal quarter-final clash with Bayern Munich last Wednesday which saw the home side knocked out of the tournament on penalties.
He’s now being investigated by police on suspicion of assaulting the steward.
But this footage below has gone viral since the night and appears to show Spahic caught in the act:
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Leverkusen have now taken the action of terminating the 34-year-old’s deal – which was due to run until June 2016 – by mutual consent.
And club CEO Michael Schade said in a statement:
Emir Spahic is an outstanding footballer whose performances have been of great service to Bayer.
However, recent findings after the incident last Wednesday left us with no choice.
Spahic – who has spent two years at Leverkusen – has since apologised for the altercation and admitted his regret.
I regret my behaviour after the cup match last Wednesday against the Bayer Leverkusen stewards.
I want to apologise to the victims and their families for my behaviour. I know that I have caused my club huge problems.