Feyenoord have suspended Graziano Pelle for two games and stripped the Italian of his captaincy of the club.

  • By Himanshu Dhingra
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pelle fgfThe punishment comes in the wake of the 28 year old misbehaving in Sunday’s defeat to Ajax and last week’s draw at Twente. Last week the striker took out his frustrations on De Grolsch Veste stadium’s property kicking out at the dugout, then the door before kicking a camera. This was after his side had conceded a 95th minute equalizer.

On Sunday the former Parma man brought more negative publicity for the club after elbowing Joel Veltman, and giving a strange interview to Fox Sports presenter Jan Joost van Gangelen after the defeat, telling him he had an “Ajax face”, after he criticised the clubs tactics.

This is what Technical director Martin van Geel said on the club’s official website,

“Pelle is a great footballer, but this behavior does not fit.”

The suspension imposed means that Pellè miss the matches against FC Groningen and Heracles Almelo. Midfielder Jordy Clasie has now been announced as the new captain of Feyenoord.

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