Mancini banned for derby outburst

Internazionale manager Roberto Mancini has been handed a one-match touchline ban for his actions during the 3-0 derby defeat to AC Milan on Sunday night.

Mancini was sent to the stands early in the second half for dissent after he protested the referee’s refusal to award Inter a penalty when they were trailing 1-0.

The Italian then insulted the fourth official before aiming an offensive gesture at the Rossoneri supporters as he made his way off the pitch.

Mancini also made distasteful remarks towards a television presenter in his post-match interview, although Serie A’s disciplinary tribunal made no mention of the incident in their report.

The 51-year-old, who will be absent from the dugout for the visit of Chievo on Wednesday, was also fined after the tribunal ruled that he “made a derogatory remark to the fourth official when he was removed and then addressed the spectators with an insulting gesture.”

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