International players union, FIFPro, have released a statement of support for Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana.

Onana has been suspended by UEFA for a year after the Ajax goalkeeper failed a doping test.

On their website, FIFPro released a statement calling the suspension, “Excessive and disproportionate.”

FIFPro is calling for a change to the doping regulations, “The case of AndrĂ© Onana, among others that we are aware of in different countries, emphasize the need to restructure regulations to ensure players that did not intend to cheat are not prevented from practicing their profession for extended periods of time. Their careers are often short and fragile. In some cases, a one-year ban from football can be career-ending.”

Andre Onana is not even allowed to train with Ajax, which FIFPro believes is, “Utterly incomprehensible.”

The statement ends, “The rules need to urgently retract this additional injustice, which has no added value whatsoever and leads to the unnecessary isolation of a young professional football player.”

Ajax and Onana are appealing the decision from UEFA.




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