UEFA bans Man City coach David Platt for 2 matches

UEFA has suspended Manchester City assistant coach David Platt
for two European competition matches for ”improper conduct”
during a Champions League game against Real Madrid.

UEFA says Platt cannot work at Man City’s final group match away
to Borussia Dortmund next Tuesday, and the next European match at
which he is eligible. City can only qualify for the Europa League
this season.

Platt was sent from the dugout by Italian referee Gianluca
Rocchi for reportedly saying something offensive during Man City’s
1-1 draw with Madrid last Wednesday that eliminated the English

UEFA also fined City ?12,000 ($15,500) after five players were
shown yellow cards.

Platt and City have three days within which to appeal.