Hamann thinks two year ban would be fair punishment for Sakho

    Sakho sat out Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle United

    Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has slammed Mamadou Sakho for failing a drugs test and doesn’t think that a two year ban would be unfair on the defender.

    Sakho was found to have a banned substance in his system following the Europa League tie against Manchester United last month and could face a lengthy absence from the game.

    And former Germany international Hamann does not think that UEFA should “let him off with a minimum ban” after the France international accepted the results of the test and reject his chance to request that his B sample be looked at.

    “I don’t think they should let him off with a minimum ban.” Hamann told Talksport.

    “He failed a drugs test and it is his fault.

    “As a player, you are warned on an almost daily basis.

    “The doctor tells you: ‘If you do take anything, let us know because it could be eye drops, a nasal spray, there could be something in it that is banned’.

    “I have got no sympathy for the guy and if he were to get a two-year ban I don’t think you could argue with it.” he finished.

    Sakho is likely to miss the remainder of the season after agreeing with the club that he should not be selected while the investigation is ongoing.

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