Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri given 1-match ban

BY foxsports • September 24, 2012

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has been handed a one-match ban for insulting the referee at the end of Sunday's 2-1 defeat at Udinese, the Italian league announced Monday.

''I'm surprised, I didn't do anything,'' Allegri said after learning of the ban. Milan is planning an urgent appeal.

Milan finished the game with nine men after both Cristian Zapata and Kevin-Prince Boateng were sent off in a woeful afternoon for the Rossoneri.

The players, who were both dismissed after two bookings, have been banned for one match.

Meanwhile, Sampdoria's Maxi Lopez has been handed a two-match suspension ''for kicking the door of the referees' changing room and shouting insults at them.''

Lopez could also face a fine after the matter was referred to the Italian Football Federation.