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Luciano Spalletti fined €10,000 for ‘offensive’ language

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Apparently, the boss was not happy with officiating at Sassuolo.

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FC Internazionale head coach Luciano Spalletti looks on during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and US Sassuolo at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 12, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has been hit with a €10,000 fine by Serie A for what was only described as “offensive” language used towards the referee during Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Sassuolo.

FC Internazionale v US Sassuolo - Serie A
FC Internazionale head coach Luciano Spalletti shouts to his players during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and US Sassuolo at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 12, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

While there have been no report of the exact language Spalletti used toward referee Maurizio Mariani, the league’s governing body deemed it enough to levy a fine.

Additionally, Serie A publicly warned Spalletti about his future conduct and the use of “gravely offensive” language.

However, Spalletti was not the only one to be hit with fines Tuesday.

Udinese was fined €4,000; Napoli was hit with a €2,500 fine; and Parma received a €2,000 fine all for their fans setting off flares during each of their opening matches over the weekend.

Torino manager Walter Mazzarri — Inter’s next opponent this weekend — was also issued a warning about future conduct after he came on to the pitch to debate a call during his club’s loss to Roma.


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