Ribery banned for three games


Franck Ribery has been suspended for three games following his conduct in the aftermath of Fiorentina’s controversial 2-1 loss against Lazio.

In the build-up to Lazio’s second goal, Jordan Lukaku appeared to foul Fiorentina winger Riccardo Sottil.

That led to remonstrations and calls for referee Marco Guida to look at VAR, but he failed to do so.

Ribery contested the decision after the game and went on to push match official Matteo Passeri.

Today, the Giudice Sportivo announced its latest batch of suspensions, with the Frenchman’s name included.

The FIGC judge found him to have “come forward with a threatening attitude and disrespectful behaviour towards an assistant, in addition to disrespectful words, by pushing him with one arm to the chest, as well as a further push by grasping an arm.”

The 36-year-old has also been fined €20,000 and will miss games against Sassuolo, Parma and Cagliari.

Elsewhere, Sassuolo midfielder Francesco Magnanelli and Parma’s Matteo Scozzarella have been charged with blasphemy and will sit out the midweek round.

One-match bans have also been given to Fiorentina defender Luca Ranieri , Lazio’s Denis Vavro and Udinese’s Nicholas Opoku.

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