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Celtic hero Artur Boruc banned and fined after punching opposition player and attacking TV cameraman

FORMER Celtic keeper Artur Boruc has been banned for three games and fined £5,000 for punching an opposition player during a game and attacking a TV cameraman…a day before his 42nd birthday.

The Polish shotstopper is still going strong for Legia Warsaw, who are now involved in a desperate relegation battle in their Ekstraklasa league, just a year after winning it.

In their defeat to Warta Poznan which plunged them to second bottom, Boruc thumped Dawid Szymonowicz, after he impeded him from kicking the ball up the park and was sent off after a VAR decision.

He then shoved a cameraman who was filming him walking off the pitch and the Polish authorities have hammered the veteran keeper.

Polish League Committee chairman, Jarosław Poturnicki, said: “The player’s aggressive behaviour must be punished in an appropriate manner, as it is contrary to the Disciplinary Regulations and the Code of Ethics of the Polish Football Association.

“The League Committee also took into account the player’s behaviour towards the camera operator. He accidentally crossed the path of Artur Boruc and his reaction was unacceptable.

“He also criticised the referee’s decision on social media, therefore he will be suspended for three matches and fined.”

Boruc –  who collected six major honours in a five-year spell at Celtic before being transferred to Fiorentina ten years ago – became the oldest player ever to play for Legia this season and is the oldest player to win the Polish Ekstraklasa. He turns 42 tomorrow.

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