By Johnny Edward:
The Slovenian FA have handed a seven-match ban to Olimpija Ljubljana’s coach Marko Nikolic for calling Nigerian forward Blessing Eleke a “black idiot”, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The SFA cited “clear racism” as their reason for the sanction.
Nikolic was caught on camera saying “look at that black idiot” while Eleke was celebrating an equaliser in the game against rival Zavrc.
The coach felt Eleke spent too long celebrating the goal, Eleke’s second goal for Olimpija following his €750,000 move from Nova Gorica in January.
The 20-year-old told Completesportsnigeria.com in the aftermath of the incident that he bore no grudges against the Serbian as he is looking forward to winning the title at the club and scoring his third goal for the club against Domzale on Saturday.