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Monday October 31 2011
Boateng given ban

Kevin Prince Boateng has been handed a two-game suspension for his off-pitch dismissal against Roma in Week 10.

Boateng was shown a red card immediately after being substituted during Milan's 3-2 win against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico after appearing to over-vocalise his frustration at the match officials when walking off the pitch.

Accordingly, the player has been found guilty of directing an insult at an assistant and been handed a two-game ban for his action.

Massimiliano Allegri, meanwhile, has been given just a warning and a €5,000 fine for his stoppage-time dismissal in the same game.

His sending off was adjudged to have been for 'flagrantly challenging a decision of the match official using a disrespectful expression'.

Walter Mazzarri receives the same punishment as Allegri for 'at the end of the game [between Catania and Napoli], turning to the fourth official and disputing the work of the referee in a disrespectful manner'.

Mario Santana of Napoli, Bostjan Cesar of Chievo, Cristian Chivu of Inter, Roberto Guana of Cesena, Antonio Nocerino of Milan, Simone Padoin of Atalanta and Daniele Portanova of Bologna have all received a one-match ban for accumulating yellow cards.

Elsewhere, three of the five Juventus players that were booked during the weekend's clash with Inter - Andrea Pirlo, Simone Pepe and Giorgio Chiellini - have been warned of their future conduct as each player's caution was his third of the season.

Similarly, after the weekend a number of other players have been warned of accumulating yellow cards.

These include Gianluca Comotto of Cesena, Djamel Mesbah and Massimo Oddo of Lecce, Cesare Natali of Fiorentina, Giampiero Pinzi of Udinese and Gaby Mudingayi of Bologna.

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