Friend of the Blog Eyþór Helgi Birgisson, who got a red card in Vikingur Olafsvik’s last match against Grindavik, was handed a 5-match touchline ban from the Icelandic Football Association for violation of Regulation 16, which prohibits the use of discriminatory language. Eyþór Helgi will not even be permitted to attend the club’s home matches during the ban.
Sources in attendance at the game claim that, while Eyþór Helgi spoke to the referee after his sending-off, there was nothing discriminatory or prejudicial in his words or actions. No further information has been forthcoming from the KSI, the club, or Eyþór Helgi.
The five match ban will run concurrently with Eyþór Helgi’s suspension for receiving a red card in the Grindavik match. He will not be eligible to return to play until the club’s penultimate match of the season, against KV on 13 September.