NEWS
Tuesday April 16 2019
No Kessie & Bakayoko bans

Franck Kessie and Tiemoue Bakayoko have avoided bans for parading Francesco Acerbi’s shirt after Milan’s 1-0 win against Lazio.

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina called for Kessie and Bakayoko to be punished, accusing the pair of behaving ‘disrespectfully’.

However, it was confirmed on Tuesday that they would not be suspended, nor would footage of the incident be reviewed retrospectively.

Kessie, on the other hand, is one of six players to be fined €10,000 for their roles in the post-match brawl, including Andrea Bertolacci, Mateo Musacchio, Luiz Felipe and Patric.

Despite denying he told Milan’s disabled Press offer to ‘sit there and shut up’, Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva has been fined €10,000 for insulting remarks towards the said employee.

There were also €10,000 fines for Milan after one of their fans spat at Aquile boss Simone Inzaghi, who in turn has been handed the same punishment for insulting referee Gianluca Rocchi as he was sent to the stands.

Finally, Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has been banned until April 30 for claiming his side ‘knew what would happen’ with regards to them being penalised.

Elsewhere, Torino striker Simone Zaza is banned for two games after being sent off against Cagliari and insulting the referee.

One-match bans have been handed out to Cagliari trio Nicolo Barella, Luca Pellegrini and Fabio Pisacane, Genoa pair Davide Biraschi and Goran Pandev, Frosinone’s Raman Chibsah, Bologna duo Kevin Dijks and Federico Santander, SPAL’s Mohamed Fares, Sampdoria’s Manolo Gabbiadini and Lazio’s Luis Alberto.

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