Madrid, May 14: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has been given a two-game touchline ban by the discipliry committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), a media report said on Thursday.
Ancelotti was handed the ban for showing lack of respect to the referee at the end of his side's game at home againstv Valencia on Saturday (May 9), Xinhua reported.
He showed his frustration to referee Clos Gomez, who explained events in his post match report. "At the end of the game, the local coach, Carlo Ancelotti, from 30 meters away directed himself to me applauding incessantly and ostensibly in a sign of disapproval of our performance," wrote Gomez.
"Straight afterwards, he retired into the tunnel to the dressing room, where he repeated the gesture to my first assistant." (IANS)