A MAJOR Soccer League star has reportedly received a lifetime ban from an amateur division after punching a rival in the face while also playing under a fake name.
Dans Les Coulisses claims Matko Miljevic, 22, played anonymously at a much lower level despite being contracted to MLS giants CF Montreal.
Montreal’s Matko Miljevic has been banned from an amateur leagueCredit: Getty
Apparently unhappy with a lack of playing time at his club, former USA U20s midfielder Miljevic signed up for a local team in Laval, northern Montreal, under a false name.
He featured three games in the QCSL league, scoring six goals for his team Rage while winning a Man of the Match award.
But league officials quickly cottoned on to the fact Miljevic was a pro player and demanded he feature under his real name.
Miljevic, registered on QCSL’s website as Matko Milojevic, did not return to play again.
But it’s claimed he did turn up to support a friend in another amateur match earlier this week.
The report adds Miljevic got into a spat with an opposition player, before allegedly “striking him directly in the face.”
The match was then stopped by the referee, who made Miljevic leave the game.
And he has since been “suspended indefinitely” from the QCSL league.
A source said: “The guy is out, the league doesn’t want to see him anymore, not just one the field but in all its facilities.
“He did not act like a pro, not even an amateur worthy of the name.
“The QCSL is a serious league that has never accepted such gestures. It was not his first ‘story’ in the league.
“The victim is doing well and should not have any after-effects, but is still seriously considering filing a criminal complaint for assault.”
It’s added that CF Montreal were not aware of the situation, with the MLS club adding they will do all the necessary checks on Matko’s situation.