NEWS
08/10/2011 11:58 EDT | Updated 10/10/2011 05:12 EDT

Swiss goalkeeper fined for shouting profanities through megaphone after match

BERN, Switzerland - A goalkeeper in the Swiss league has been fined for rousing fans and taunting opponents by shouting through a megaphone after a match.

Thun goalkeeper David da Costa has been ordered to pay 2,500 Swiss francs (US$3,440) by the Swiss league's disciplinary panel for "repeated profanity in public" after his side beat Grasshoppers on July 24.

One week earlier, Da Costa scaled a perimeter fence at Servette's stadium to address Thun fans with a megaphone after a season-opening victory.

The league says the 25-year-old goalkeeper's behaviour was "denigrating the opponent" and "unsportsmanlike."

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