Slavia Coach Slams Olayinka For Headbutting

Head coach of Slavia Prague Jindřich Trpišovský has faulted Nigerian striker Peter Olayinka for headbutting a Slovan Liberec defender, which had him sent off and perhaps cost the Slavists three points in the Fortuna Liga on Saturday evening.

The 27-year-old was red carded in the 89th minute, when Slavia were leading 2-1, but the Slavists conceded after his dismissal to ensure the tie ended in a stalemate.

Liberec broke the deadlock in the 26th minute when Lukáš Červ scored with the help of countryman Igho Ogbu’s deflection, but Olayinka equalised in the 30th minute.

Slavia then took the lead in the 65th minute when Olaiynka was brought down by Gigli Ndefe inside the box and the Red-Whites were awarded a penalty, which was converted by Mick van Buren.

But Nigerian striker Victor Olatunji rescued a point for Liberec in the fifth minute of stoppage time to make it 2-2.

Reacting to Olayinka’s dismissal in his post-match Slavia coach Trpišovský blamed the former Gent man for unruly behaviour.

“We will deal with it clearly. It was when we were leading 2-1, there is no reason for such a reaction,” Trpišovský said to Slavia’s official website.

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