The Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) Competition Committee has issued a two-match suspension to Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.
The sanction comes after the Italian sarcastically applauded referee Carlos Clos Gomez at the end of the 2-2 draw with Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu last weekend.
AS reports that in his match report Clos Gomez wrote the following:
“At the end of the match the home Coach Carlo Ancelotti, from a distance of 30 metres, addressed me with insistent clapping, seemingly in disapproval with our performance.
“He then retreated to the tunnel area where he repeated the action with my assistant.”
Article 117 of the RFEF’s rules states that ‘to address referees, directors or sporting authorities generally with attitudes of contempt or disregard, when the action does not constitute a more serious offence, is punishable with a suspension of two or three games, or by up to a month’.