UEFA hands bans to Wenger, Jordan

Tottenham Hotspur assistant Joe Jordan has received a one-match touchline ban for his part in a confrontation with AC Milan’s Gennaro Gattuso.

Jordan and Gattuso squared up to each other during Spurs’ 1-0 Champions League victory against Milan in the San Siro on February 15.

Gattuso, who appeared to be the aggressor in the situation, received a four-match ban.

The Italian midfielder later claimed he was provoked by verbal abuse from Jordan, although the Scot denies the allegations.

UEFA have now announced that the 59-year-old will also be punished.

“The control and disciplinary body has imposed a one-match ban on the Tottenham Hotspur assistant manager Joe Jordan following incidents that took place at the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg against AC Milan in Italy on February 15,” the European governing body said in a statement.

“The punishment applies to Tottenham’s next game in the competition – the English club’s quarter-final first leg on 5 or 6 April.”

“An appeal may be lodged against the ruling within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decision.”

Meanwhile, UEFA have also handed one-match bans to Arsene Wenger and Samir Nasri for using inappropriate language towards the referee after their Champions League loss to Barcelona.

The Arsenal pair confronted match official Massimo Busacca after Robin van Persie was sent off during the match for a second yellow card.

“Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and midfield player Samir Nasri have both been suspended for one UEFA club competition match following charges of improper conduct,” a UEFA statement read.

“The Arsenal manager has also been fined 10,000 euros.”

“An appeal may be lodged against the ruling within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decision.”

 


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