Subbed Juventus players have been told they must take a seat on the bench once they are replaced during games – or face a month on the sidelines.
Boss Antonio Conte has introduced the new guidelines after Andrea Pirlo took to the tunnel following the introduction of Claudio Marchisio in the 66th minute of the win against Verona.
“As far as Pirlo is concerned, there was no need for a clarification because he didn’t do anything which was not allowed,” Conte noted.
“Before it, there had never been the need to have a rule, but from now on there is a rule and it is valid for all players.
“The rule is that when a player leaves the pitch, unless he is injured and is on a stretcher and has to see the doctor, he has to stay on the bench to watch the match with his teammates.
“This rule didn’t exist before, but now it exists and it has to be followed by everyone otherwise players will have to pay a fine to the club and will have to remain out of the squad for a month.”
Watch Conte’s statement below.
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