Sergio Busato was photographed smiling and making a slant-eyed gesture with his fingers after Russia beat the Koreans in a decisive qualification match for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Kaliningrad, Russia, on Aug. 4.
The FIVB governing body says Busato's gesture violated its disciplinary rules. He was ordered to serve the suspension in Russia's first three group-stage matches at the Women's European Volleyball Championship, which is currently being played across four nations.
The FIVB says its disciplinary panel "reserves the right to re-open the proceedings if Mr. Busato fails to serve his sanction."
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