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.