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Euro 2024: England’s Jude Bellingham escapes suspension for obscene gesture but must pay fine

Euro 2024: England’s Jude Bellingham escapes suspension for obscene gesture but must pay fine

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The Three Lions star, who made a last-minute save against Slovenia in the Round of 16, caused a stir on social media and in England with his goal celebration in what was deemed a shock.

Jude Bellingham escapes UEFA probe The European body opened an investigation into his obscene gesture after scoring the equalizer against Slovakia. Then he turned to the Slovenian bench, licked his fingers, then brought them to his privates.

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The gesture sparked controversy on social media and in English newspapers. The Three Lions striker posted a message to explain himself: “It was a private joke with friends in the stands. Nothing but disrespect for Slovakia”, we read. UEFA later said “an ethics and disciplinary inspector will conduct a disciplinary investigation into possible breaches of the basic rules of ethical behaviour”.

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According to Build, the European Football Association would not have sanctioned the player sportingly. However, he was fined for this action. So England star in the quarter-final against Switzerland on Saturday 6th July. A significant asset for the Three Lions.

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