Madrid: France international forward Antoine Griezmann was handed a two-game ban by the Spanish Football Federation on Wednesday after he was sent off for insulting the referee in a La Liga match on Saturday.
The 26-year-old was dismissed during Atletico Madrid's 2-2 draw at Gerona on Saturday during the opening weekend of the La Liga season.
He also received a €600 ($700) fine, while Atletico were penalised € 700. However, both Griezmann and Atletico have the right to appeal their sanctions.
Griezmann will miss the league matches against Las Palmas on Saturday and Valencia on 9 September.
He was shown a straight red card an hour into Saturday's match after insulting the referee for not awarding a penalty in his favour. He later apologised.
Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos has also been handed a one-match ban after he was sent off for two yellow cards in the European and Spanish champions' 3-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Argentine Ever Banega was hit with a two-match suspension after the midfielder was sent off for insulting the referee during Sevilla's 1-1 draw with Espanyol on Saturday.
Published Date: Aug 23, 2017 08:27 pm | Updated Date: Aug 23, 2017 08:27 pm