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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Mine Your Head

BUCHAREST () -- The Romanian Soccer Federation has banned first division club Jiul Petrosani's president Miron Cozma for two years for headbutting a visiting team player.


Romania's soccer bosses also fined Cozma, a well-known miners' union leader, 10 million lei ($3000) for the half-time attack on Dinamo Bucharest's Danut Lupu last Sunday.


Miners led by Cozma rioted in Bucharest in 1990 and 1991, bringing down the reformist government.


Cozma is also awaiting trial for assault and criminal damage in his home town of Petrosan, 300kms west of Bucharest.