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PSG's Dani Alves gets three match ban for confronting referee

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PSG's Dani Alves gets three match ban for confronting referee

Dani Alves se encara con el árbitro Clement Turpin.

The Brazilian full back was sent off during the recent loss to Lyon in Ligue 1 and on Thursday was handed his sanctions, increased due to his reaction to the official.

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:

"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.

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