Milan’s Olivier Giroud hit with two-match ban, Lecce quartet also sanctioned

Milan have, on Tuesday, discovered the extent of the punishment handed down to striker Olivier Giroud.

For those who may have missed it, this comes after the French international was dismissed late in Milan’s chaotic stalemate with Lecce over the weekend.

After seeing his side surrender a two-goal lead, Giroud lost his cool with referee Rosario Abisso, ultimately culminating in the former Arsenal and Chelsea man being shown a pair of yellow cards in quick succession.

And now, as alluded to above, the extent of the ban handed down to Giroud has been confirmed.

As per an official statement on the part of sports judge Gerardo Mastrandrea, via Gianluca Di Marzio, Milan are set to be without their starting centre-forward for the club’s next two domestic fixtures, against Fiorentina and Frosinone respectively:

“Olivier Giroud, two-match disqualification for protests against the match officials (First sanction); for having, in the 48th minute of the second half, after notification of the warning, made abusive expressions to the match director.” 

Lecce, meanwhile, have also been hit with a series of sanctions, owing to their post-match protestations after seeing a last-gasp winner chalked off by VAR.

Director of sport Stefano Trinchera has been banned for three matches, fellow director Sandro Mencucci until November 27th and president Sticchi Damiani until December 4th.

Finally, assistant manager Andrea Tarozzi has been hit with a one-match ban and a fine of €5,000.


Conor Laird | GIFN

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