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AC Milan coach Gattuso banned for Italian Super Cup

Malaysia Update 18/1/2019 – MILAN: AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso was on Thursday handed a one-game touchline ban for angrily confronting the referee after his side’s Italian Super Cup final defeat to Juventus in Saudi Arabia midweek.

Gattuso, 41, angrily confronted officials for not awarding a penalty for a foul by Juventus’s German midfielder Emre Can on Andrea Conti late in his side’s 1-0 defeat in Jeddah.

The Lega Serie A on Thursday banned the former AC Milan and Italian international midfielder and imposed a 15,000 euros ($17,000) fine.

Gattuso was punished for “shouting at the referee in a threatening manner and challenging his decisions, as well as having subsequently, while waiting for the prize-giving ceremony, addressed further offensive words and insinuations towards the referee.”

Gattuso will miss AC Milan’s Serie A trip to Genoa on Monday as the Italian league returns after a three-week break.

Sources : AFP

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