The punishment was dealt swiftly, but not altogether too harshly for Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee. After putting his boot to TSV 1860 Munich goalkeeper Marco Hiller’s face, Zirkzee was suspended for three games by the DFB.
The official release on FCBayern.com detailed the decision in this manner:
Joshua Zirkzee has been banned for three third division games after his red card in the Munich city derby between the FC Bayern Reserves and 1860 Munich (a 2-0 defeat). The German Football Association announced their decision on Monday. The 19-year-old Dutchman will also be banned from any other FC Bayern games during this time. Zirkzee was sent off in the 27th minute of the third division game last Saturday. The DFB judged the offence to be dangerous play.
The suspension comes at a tough time for Zirkzee as he is being heavily courted by Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Köln among others. While Bild speculated yesterday that a suspension could hinder any loan or transfer, it would seem very unlikely that a three-game ban would be a roadblock for any move.