Roger Schmidt: Bayer Leverkusen boss banned for 'nutcase' jibe

Bayer Leverkusen head coach Roger Schmidt
Bayer Leverkusen head coach Roger Schmidt was sent off for the second time this year

Bayer Leverkusen head coach Roger Schmidt has been banned and fined for calling an opposing manager "a nutcase" during a Bundesliga game.

Schmidt was sent off by the referee for insulting Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann in Saturday's 3-0 home loss.

"That was nothing, what sort of a nutcase are you? Just shut your mouth," Schmidt shouted after going 2-0 down.

The 49-year-old has been banned for two games and handed a 15,000 euros (£13,373) fine.

The German was sanctioned after triggering a suspended sentence from February this year.

He had been banned for three games, with a further two in the event of a repeat offence before June 2017, for refusing a referee's order to leave the sidelines during a 1-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Schmidt will be unable to have any contact with the team for half an hour before, during and after Tuesday's German Cup second-round match against Lotte and Saturday's league match against Wolfsburg.

Leverkusen's director of sport Rudi Voller has sought a meeting with the head of the disciplinary committee.

Roger Schmidt and Julian Nagelsmann
Roger Schmidt and Julian Nagelsmann had exchanged pleasantaries before kick-off on Saturday