MILAN (AP) — 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.
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