Three-game ban for Balotelli

Mario Balotelli has been suspended for three matches following his red card after the final whistle on Sunday.

Last Updated: 23/09/13 at 22:18 Post Comment

Balotelli: Three-match ban

Balotelli: Three-match ban

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Mario Balotelli has been suspended for three matches following his red card after the final whistle in AC Milan's 2-1 home defeat to Napoli on Sunday, the Lega Serie A has announced.

The striker received a second yellow card for protesting after the match at the San Siro was over and his ban has been extended for "intimidating and insulting remarks" toward the referee over his dismissal.

The Italy international will now miss the game against Bologna, Sampdoria and, perhaps most crucially, Juventus.

Milan confirmed on their official website on Monday night they would appeal the punishment.

Balotelli was heavily involved in the match against Napoli, missing a penalty for the first time in his career as Jose Reina saved his spot-kick.

The former Manchester City frontman did score late on with a fine curling effort, but it was no more than a consolation.

The loss left Milan eight points behind leading pair Napoli and Roma after only four games of the new season.


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