Kramer suspended for eating a sandwich

Feyenoord have fined and suspended striker Michiel Kramer after he was spotted eating a 'sandwich' during their KNVB Cup victory over Heracles on Thursday.

Kramer, 29, was an unused substitute during the 3-1 win over their domestic rivals at De Kuip but was seen with a croquette sandwich at the half-time break – which is one of the more popular fast foods in Rotterdam.

The Eredivisie Champions have now confirmed the striker has faced a disciplinary hearing for his unprofessional behaviour and has been left out of the squad to face Roda JC this weekend.

"A croquette sandwich is delicious every once in a while but not during a match, which seems obvious to me," head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst told reporters.

De Stadionclub technical director Martin van Geel reiterated the comments of Van Bronckhorst but with the former ADO Den Haag man only starting three games this season, an exit is now expected when the transfer window opens next week.

"Michiel's action is unprofessional and, in our opinion, unacceptable, and this behaviour does not fit within the top-class sports climate that we have at Feyenoord and within the exemplary role that our players have."

Since joining Feyenoord in 2015, the Rotterdam-born forward has netted 23 goals and registered 11 assists in 71 appearances.