Dani Alves has been sanctioned by the French Football Federation with at least a three game ban after he confronted referee Clement Turpin to protest the decision against him during the 2-1 defeat to Lyon on Sunday.
Dissent leads to extra ban
According to a report by Radio Monte Carlo, the Brazilian full back will miss the additonal matches due to that reaction to the official. The incident occurred following a tackle on Tanguy Ndombele in the middle of the park which Turpin deemed a foul and a yellow card for Alves. The player lost control at that view and was quickly into the face of the referee, shouting. That reaction earned him a straight red card, not helping his teammates in their quest for the three points.
The league authorities slapped a three match ban on the player with a further game suspended for now.
Instagram defence for Alves
After the match, the player took to social media to defend his actions saying:
As decisões já foram tomadas, a batalha já foi perdida, mas eu continuo pensando que o sr se esquivou com a sua decisão. Desde quando não está de acordo é faltar respeito? Se quiserem colocar a culpa em mi também podem, é de graça e outra, tenho as costa bem larga e um par bem posto que me mantém de pé sempre! #alwaysGoodCrazy🤣 #fellthegamelikemalifesorry😡
"Decisions were taken, the battle was already lost, but I continue to think that the señor was wrong with his decision."
"Since when has disagreeing meant a lack of respect. If they want to say it was my fault, they can, that is free, and moreover I have broad shoulders and a pair of balls that ensure I am always standing upright."
That Instagram message may result in further action being taken by the FFF.