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Roger Schmidt Hit With a Five Match Ban

The Leverkusen manager who refused to go to the stands on Sunday has been punished by the DFB.

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Bayer Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt has learned the punishment for his refusal to comply with his banishment by referee Felix Zwayer on Sunday.

The 48-year-old has received a five-match ban for his actions on Sunday along with a €20,000 fine. Schmidt will miss the next three Bundesliga matches against Mainz 05, Werder Bremen, and Augsburg. The other two matches in his suspension can be served any time until 30 June, 2017.

In addition, Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voeller has also been fined €10,000 for his post-match rant on Sunday calling the decision for Schmidt to be sent off "completely unacceptable."

The banishment on Sunday stemmed from an altercation between the Zwayer and Schmidt following a controversial Leverkusen foul and ensuing Borussia Dortmund goal. The two exchanged words and Zwayer sent the manager to the stands. When Schmidt refused, the game was halted by the refs for nine minutes before Schimdt accepted his ban.

The stipulations of the ban are that Schmidt must have no contact with his team from 30 minutes before the match until 30 minutes after the final whistle. Furthermore, he is banned from the sideline, the dressing room, and the players tunnel.

After the match, Schmidt admitted it was wrong of him to lose his temper and apologized for the incident.