Roma manager Rudi Garcia and Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri have been banned for two and one Serie A games respectively, the former found guilty of spitting on an official…
Roma boss Rudi Garcia has been banned for two games, with the Italian FA punishing him for allegedly spitting at an official.
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Italian football writer Enrico Passarella confirmed on Twitter that the managers of two Serie A giants were facing bans, one being Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and the other being Roma’s Rudi Garcia.
Rudi Garcia has been suspended for two games, Allegri for one
— Enrico Passarella (@Guardalinee) December 16, 2014
Garcia has been suspended for aggressive and intimidating behavior towards a steward, Allegri for insulting the referees — Enrico Passarella (@Guardalinee) December 16, 2014
Garcia’s ban comes from an incident in the aftermath of Roma’s match against Genoa, when the Giallorossi boss reportedly spat at one of the stewards. Respected journalist Adam Digby discussed the incident on his Twitter account.
The resulting two match ban means he will miss Roma’s next games against AC Milan and Udinese.
Roma controversially beat Genoa 1-0, with opposition shot-stopper Mattia Perin sent off before half time.
Garcia’s Serie A rival Allegri is also facing a one-match ban, with the Juve boss found guilty of insulting match officials during his side’s 1-1 draw with Sampdoria. The bans are unlikely to have too much of an impact on the two clubs, with Juventus and Roma currently first and second in Serie A respectively. With nine points between Roma and third placed Lazio, Garcia’s side should have no problems holding onto their position.