July 15th, 2024

UEFA investigating Jude Bellingham over possible indecent gesture at Euro 2024 game


By The Associated Press on July 1, 2024.

England's Jude Bellingham (10) celebrates with Harry Kane after scoring during a round of sixteen match between England and Slovakia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, June 30, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – England star Jude Bellingham is being investigated by UEFA over a potentially offensive gesture made during a European Championship win against Slovakia.

UEFA said Monday it appointed a disciplinary inspector to look at “a potential violation of the basic rules of decent conduct.”

Bellingham seemed to make a gesture with his hand toward his crotch after scoring a stoppage-time equalizing goal before England went on to win 2-1 in extra time on Sunday.

If UEFA charges Bellingham in a disciplinary case he risks being suspended for the quarterfinal against Switzerland on Saturday.

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AP Euro 2024: https://apnews.com/hub/euro-2024

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