Supercopa: AC Milan boss handed a one-match ban
Gennaro Gattuso was handed a one-match touchline ban after the AC Milan boss angrily confronted the referee during his side's Super Cup final defeat to Juventus.
The 41-year-old angrily confronted officials for not awarding a penalty for a foul on Andrea Conti who was fouled by Emre Can. Gattuso will face a one-game touchline ban as well a fine of 5,000 euros ($17,000). Gattuso was punished for "shouting at the referee in a threatening manner and challenging his decisions, as well as having subsequently, while waiting for the prize-giving ceremony, addressed further offensive words and insinuations towards the referee".
AC Milan club doctor Mario Brozzi has also been banned until February 4 for making "seriously insulting, offensive remarks in an arrogant, derogatory manner towards one of his own players," which referee Luca Banti noted in his match report.
Gattuso will miss AC Milan's Serie A trip to Genoa on Monday as the Italian league returns after a three-week break. AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie will also miss that game after his red card awarded after consultation with VAR, along with teammates Alessio Romagnoli and Davide Calabria for yellow-card accumulations.
Juventus's Miralem Pjanic will also be suspended for his team's visit by Chievo.