Jérôme Boateng received a three match ban following his red card and sending off in Bayern Munich's 1-1 draw against Schalke 04, the Deutche Fußball Bund announced Thursday.
The 26-year-old came across Sidney Sam at the top of the penalty area on a last-man tackle against. Referee Bastian Dankert rewarded the penalty to Schalke and flashed his red card to Boateng, although the defender pleaded with the referee that the tackle occurred outside the penalty area.
"I thought that I met him outside the 16 meter box," Boateng said to kicker. "For me it was clear, with my impact, that it was a red."
"The decisive contact was inside," Dankert said following the match. "Where the contact began was not decisive. The final contact occurred in the penalty area."
The three-match ban stems from the fact Boateng is a repeat offender, according to kicker. This is the defender's fourth red card in his Bundesliga career, the most recent of which – on May 3 against Hamburger SV – earned him a two match suspension. Bayern will reportedly appeal the suspension, which they have 24 hours to do.
Bayern Munich will appeal Jerome Boateng's three game ban for his red card vs. Schalke. #FCBayern— DW - Sports (@dw_sports) February 5, 2015
If the DFB were to confirm Boateng's suspension, the defender would miss Bayern's Bundesliga matches in Stuttgart, against Hamburg, and in Paderborn over the next two weeks.