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Ribery handed a three-match ban for shoving assistant referee

Fiorentina winger and former Bayern man Franck Ribery has been banned for just 3 games after shoving an assistant referee at the end of the Serie A game against Lazio which ended in a 2:1 defeat. The 36-year-old was also fined 20,000 euros for an action that has been described as a “seriously disrespectful conduct” towards a match official. It was expected that Ribery would face a lengthy suspension after the incident. However, the disciplinary committee felt that his action was not violent and he'll now face the statutory ban for a red card offense. READ: Laporta – Barcelona are responsible for the postponement of the El Clasico Ciro Immobile won the game for Lazio in the last minute. Before the goal, Fiorentina felt they should have been awarded a free-kick but the referee wa...