Spahic hit with three-month ban

The German Football Association has banned Emir Spahic for three months after the former Bayer Leverkusen man head-butted a steward.

Emir Spahic has been hit with a three-month ban by the German Football Association (DFB) after head-butting a steward following Bayer Leverkusen's DFB-Pokal exit to Bayern Munich earlier this month.

The 34-year-old defender was sacked by Leverkusen after footage emerged of him clashing with the steward at the BayArena in the aftermath of Bayern's 5-3 penalty shootout triumph.

Spahic has now accepted a ban that runs until July 12, with the governing body announcing the punishment on its official website.

The DFB has also imposed a fine of €20,000 on the Bosnia-Herzegovina international.