Antwerp’s Radja Nainggolan suspended for smoking before game



Former Belgium worldwide Radja Nainggolan has been suspended till additional discover by Royal Antwerp after he was caught smoking an digital cigarette on the bench.

The Belgian membership additionally cited Nainggolan’s performances and the way his conduct can negatively have an effect on the squad.

Nainggolan was caught smoking over the weekend before a match towards Standard Liege regardless of a ban in Belgium’s stadiums.

“I simply wish to say that I believe what I’ve executed is unhealthy,” Nainggolan mentioned on social media. “This is completely fallacious however I had not considered it on the time. The membership took a call that I can solely settle for even when I discover it a bit too harsh.”

 According to Belgian media, Nainggolan was concerned in one other incident final week when he had his automobile confiscated after he was stopped by police and couldn’t present a sound license.

It’s not the primary time Nainggolan has had disciplinary points. When he performed for Roma in 2018, he was fined and dropped from the squad for a match after a collection of apparently drunken postings reside on Instagram on New Year’s Eve.

The 34-year-old Nainggolan has made 30 appearances for Belgium however has not performed with the Red Devils since March 2018.


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