Marko Arnautovichas been slapped with a one-match BAN for ‘insulting’ celebration during the Euro 2020 win over North Macedonia.
The former West Ham star, 32, scored his side’s third goal in the 89th minute to kill off the game – won 3-1 by Austria.
Arnautovic was held back by David Alaba as he celebrated wildly.
After the game, furious North Macedonia players claimed Arnautovic had racially abused them, insisting the player had directed ‘insults’ at Ezgjan Alioski and Egzon Bejtulai – two players with Albanian roots.
Arnautovic is an ethnic Serb, a country that does not recognise the former Yugoslav state as an independent nation.
North Macedonia released a scathing statement ‘demanding the harshest punishment’, while Arnautovic denied any racism.
After an investigation, Uefa have decided to ban Arnautovic for one game – Thursday night’s clash with Holland.
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