Schalke’s Johannes Geis was handed a red card after the German midfielder committed a horrific tackle on Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Andre Hahn. Geis was handed a €15,000 fine and a five game ban after the potential leg breaking tackle left Hanh to be carted off the field by medics. However, after viewing the video you may think that the punishment should have been more harsh…
Johannes Geis and Schalke agree with the punishment and will not appeal the decision.
Geis, expressed remorse for his actions via his Facebook account (the post has been translated).
I cannot put into words what happened today,” Geis explained.
“I did a bad foul on Andre that I’m very sorry for and I apologise to him, his family, the club and all the fans.
“Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a fair sportsman and this is something that has never happened in my career. The health of all players is very important to me.”
After receiving treatment on the pitch Hahn was taken to the hospital where he will undergo corrective surgery. The club reported that he is not expected to return to first-team duties until after the winter break.