Gerardo Mastrandrea, the Chief Referee of the Italian Serie A, has outlined the disciplinary measures taken as a result of the 19th round of league fixtures. Among the key decisions reported are suspensions and warnings issued to several players and one manager.
Hellas Verona’s Darko Lazovic was handed a two-match ban. Mastrandrea reports that Lazovic “blatantly and disrespectfully protested against referee’s decisions” in the 50th minute of their match.
Frosinone’s Pierluigi Frattali is set to serve a one-match suspension for disrespectfully criticising a refereeing decision from the bench during the 30th minute of their game. The infringement was spotted by the fourth official.
Joining Frattali in serving a one-match ban are Giulio Maggiore of Salernitana, due to receiving multiple bookings for improper conduct against an opponent; Pasquale Mazzocchi of Napoli who committed a ‘serious foul play’; Federico Gatti and Weston James Ea Mckennie of Juventus, both penalised for unsporting behaviour; and Joshua Orobosa Zirkzee of Bologna, sanctioned for improper conduct against an opponent.
Roma’s Manager, José Dos Santos Mourinho, was also handed a one-match touchline ban and a warning for his actions. According to Mastrandrea, Mourinho received his third warning and a ban for “blatantly protesting the refereeing decisions” in the 49th minute of their game.