Diego Simeone Banned For 8 Games For Slapping Referee


Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was banned for eight games in Spain for slapping an assistant referee on the back of the neck during a 1-0 win against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup last week.

The Spanish soccer federation announced the sanction on its website. Simeone also has a 1-match Champions League ban outstanding after running onto the field and remonstrating with a Real Madrid player during May’s final which Atletico lost 4-1.

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