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Balotelli suspended for three games
Apr 09, 2013 9:20 PM GMT
AC Milan's Mario Balotelli has been handed a three-match ban for his conduct during the team's 2-2 draw with Fiorentina on Sunday.
The former Manchester City striker picked up an automatic one-match suspension for his fifth yellow card since returning to Italy in January, but has had an extra two games added to the ban because of insulting comments made towards the match officials.
He will now miss the Rossoneri's Serie A clash with Napoli next weekend as well as encounters against league leaders Juventus and Catania.
Balotelli is also set to be fined by the club after he was caught smoking in the toilet of the train taking the team to the match in Florence.
He has scored 10 goals in 11 games for club and country in 2013.