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Catania coach Baldini banned for month after kicking opposing coach in backside

Catania coach Baldini banned for month after kicking opposing coach in backside

Catania coach Silvio Baldini received a one month ban Tuesday for kicking Parma counterpart Domenico Di Carlo in the backside.
Baldini was also fined euro15,000 (US$20,500) by the Italian league.
In the 85th minute of Sunday's 2-2 draw, Baldini walked back over to Di Carlo following a verbal argument and landed his leg in Di Carlo's backside after Di Carlo had turned away.
The incident provoked outrage among other coaches and players and Baldini issued a public apology Monday, although not to Di Carlo.
"I want to excuse myself with everyone _ Parma fans included _ but not to him. He provoked me," Baldini said.
The ban will expire Sept. 30, meaning Baldini will miss five Serie A games.


Updated : 2021-04-22 19:48 GMT+08:00