The Nigerian was the victim of racist abuse in a recent Russian Premier League fixture, and has also received a fine for his actions, but the forward can still play at this pointSpartak Moscow striker Emmanuel Emenike has been given a conditional season ban for making a lewd gesture at fans during last week's 3-1 victory of city-rivals Dinamo.
The Nigerian was the subject of racist abuse throughout the match, leading the 24-year-old to raise a middle finger to the Dinamo fans.
The stated condition is that Emenike's ban does not come into effect unless he repeats that kind of behaviour, so he remains available to play for Spartak at this point. Therefore the player could still feature in the rest of his team's matches this season. However, he was unable to prevent his side from losing 2-1 at home to Zenit St. Petersburg on Saturday afternoon.
In addition to the conditional suspension, Emenike will have to pay a €10,000 fine for the gesture during the March 25 clash.
With the Russian Premier League coming to a thrilling conclusion, Spartak currently sit in fourth place, a point behind Lokomotiv Moscow.