Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair has been suspended for four games and fined $3,500 for an incident at the London Olympics.
FIFA, the sport’s governing body, opened an investigation into undisclosed events after Canada lost its semi-final against the United States, a 4-3 loss marked by questionable calls from Norwegian referee Christiana Pedersen. FIFA’s disciplinary committee was to weigh the case last Friday.
According to a release distributed by the Canadian Soccer Association on Friday, Sinclair was being punished by FIFA “for displaying unsporting behaviour towards match officials after the match.”
Sinclair has stood by comments she made after the loss in London, including this one: “It’s a shame in a game like that that was so important, the ref decided the result before it started.”