HAMBURG (Germany) (AFP) SV Hamburgs Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero is facing club sanctions after launching a bottle at the head of an angry supporter following a scoreless draw with Hanover on Sunday.
According to television pictures Guerrero who recently returned from a seven-month injury absence was leaving the pitch when the fan targeted the player with insults, telling him to go back to his country.
Guerrero reacted by throwing a bottle at the supporter, striking him on the head. He was then ushered into the dressing room by one of his teammates.
It was not clear whether the bottle was plastic, or made of glass.
Hamburg president Bernd Hoffmann said Guerrero was now facing certain sanctions.
No matter what the supporter said, this is something that simply should not happen. Its unacceptable, and we will make sure his is punished, said Hoffmann.
The German leagues disciplinary federation could also become involved in the affair.
After a promising start this season Hamburg are currently sixth in the Bundesliga, 16 points behind leaders Bayern Munich.