Kaladze and Mutu suspended by Italian league

Genoa defender Kakha Kaladze has been suspended for four games

and Cesena striker Adrian Mutu for three games by the Italian

league.

Kaladze’s penalty comes for insulting the referee after picking

up his second yellow card in a 0-0 draw with Lecce on Sunday. He

was also fined ?5,000 ($7,000).

Mutu was sent off during a 0-0 draw with his former club

Fiorentina for swiping his arm toward the face of defender Mattia

Cassani.

Disciplinary action is nothing new for Mutu, who returned from a

nine-month doping ban a year ago then attacked a barman and was

subsequently held out by Fiorentina for abandoning training without

explanation in January.

Mutu has also been ordered to pay his former club Chelsea more

than ?17 million ($23 million) in compensation in a lengthy legal

case.