The control committee of the German Football Association (DFB) has initiated investigations against Kerem Demirbay from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen because of his statements about referee Felix Brych.
After the 2-0 win at VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday, the midfielder said in a TV interview about the referee: “The referee is getting on my nerves. It’s crazy. I hope that he doesn’t happen so often for us in the future whistles.”
Demirbay was first asked by the control committee to comment. As soon as this is available, a decision will be made on how to proceed, the DFB announced on Monday.
The background is that Demirbay from Brych saw the 10th yellow card after forming a pack and is now suspended. According to his own statement, Demirbay only tried to mediate.