Atletico Madrid Boss Diego Simeone Handed Eight Match Ban following Argument With Fourth Official

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Simeone was sent off in last season Champions League final when his side Atletico Madrid lost to bitter rivals Real Madrid 4-1 aet.

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has been banned for 8 games after an altercation with the fourth official in the Supercopa de Espana, reports.

Simeone was sent off during the first half of the second leg of the Supercopa, which was being played at the Vicente Calderon. Simeone started arguing with the officials before patting the fourth official on the head.

He was then sent off but proceeded to applaud the referee whilst heading to the stands.

The former Argentina international said earlier today that he was willing to take the punishment for his actions. The Spanish Football Federation have decided to charge him with four acts of misconduct which totals an eight game ban.

The official statement from the RFEF states that Simeone has been handed a two match ban for disagreeing with a decision, a four match ban for striking an official and two one match bans for remonstrating from the stands.

Simeone has a history of letting his temper get the better of it. He has been sent off several times before in La Liga matches and was also sent off in last seasons Champions League final when his side lost to arch rivals Real Madrid.

Atletico managed to win the Supercopa without the presence of Simeone, beating Real Madrid 2-1 over two legs.

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