Thursday 27 October 2016

Mohsni threatens to quit

Former Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni claims he is prepared to walk away from football after being hit with a seven-game ban for his Motherwell meltdown.

And he also blasted former Light Blues boss Stuart McCall for failing to back him following his shock bust-up with Lee Erwin.

The Tunisia international was back in Glasgow on Thursday to see his original four-game punishment extended by the Scottish Football Association's judicial panel at Hampden.

It was his first public appearance in Scotland since sparking a mass brawl at the final whistle after the Gers' humiliating 6-1 aggregate play-off final defeat when he punched and kicked Well striker Erwin.

He now faces a lengthy stint on the sidelines unless he moves to a league which does not adhere to bans in other countries. His agent has already admitted his career in the UK is "over".

But Mohsni admits he will give up the game completely if he cannot find a manager willing to take a chance on him.

Asked if feared for his career, the 27-year-old said: "You know what? I don't care anymore.

"If a manager trusts me, I will be happy to play for him. If no-one trusts me, it's okay. I will find a job and work."

Mohsni remains unrepentant for the attack which left Scottish football stunned.

He reacted with fury after Erwin, who has since signed for Leeds, pushed him in the back when his offer of a handshake following the crucial promotion decider on May 31 was snubbed.

The Gers defender, who has been released after his Ibrox contract expired, kicked his opponent before planting a punch into Erwin's face.

The former Southend player even tried to confront Erwin again as both players left the stadium after the game.

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