Tuesday October 8 2019
Fonseca given two-match ban

Roma Coach Paulo Fonseca has received a two-game touchline ban in Serie A after insulting the referee.

The incident occurred after the 1-1 draw with Cagliari, which saw Nikola Kalinic’s stoppage-time winner disallowed for a push.

Fonseca and his players reacted furiously, screaming into the face of referee Davide Massa after the final whistle.

The Lega Serie A have now handed Fonseca a two-game touchline ban.

Roma were also fined €15,000 for a member of the fitness staff – who was not qualified to be on the bench at all – who sarcastically applauded in Massa’s face with an ‘aggressive attitude.’

Udinese Coach Igor Tudor has been given a one-match suspension for his dismissal.

Meanwhile, Atalanta have been fined €10,000 after some individual racist insults were aimed at Fiorentina winger Henrique Dalbert by some fans.

Genoa creative midfielder Riccardo Saponara is suspended for one game and fined €10,000 after he was sent off from the bench for insulting the officials with a ‘very loud blasphemous phrase.’

Davide Biraschi (Genoa), Gabriel Strefezza (Parma), Davide Calabria (Milan), Samu Castillejo (Milan), Gary Medel (Bologna), Lucas Leiva (Lazio) and Cristian Romero (Genoa), were also given one-match bans.

Juventus were fined €10,000 for their fans pointing a laser towards players and officials on the pitch.