Thursday January 21 2016
Two-game ban for Sarri

Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri has been banned for two Coppa Italia matches and fined €20,000 for alleged homophobic remarks.

The tactician was accused by Inter boss Roberto Mancini of directing homophobic insults at him during the Nerazzurri’s Coppa Italia Quarter-Final win.

Today the Lega Serie A has released its disciplinary decision, banning Sarri for two Coppa games for “directing extremely insulting epithets at the Coach of the opposing team” and fining the Vesuviani Coach €20,000.

Mancini was fined €5,000 for “taking an intimidating attitude toward the Coach of the opposing team, who had insulted him” as well as being “disrespectful” to the fourth official after the match.

Napoli winger Dries Mertens has been banned for one match for his red card during the game, as well as copping a €1,500 fine for diving.

Vedran Celjak of Alessandria, Carpi’s Gabriel Da Silva and Juventus striker Simone Zaza have also been given a one-match ban after picking up a second Coppa Italia yellow card.

Napoli have also been fined €15,000 after supporters let off smoke bombs and firecrackers.

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