Inter Milan coach suspended and fined for assaulting a referee

Inter coach Antonio Conte was punished today by two matches being suspended and a fine of 20,000 euros (24,000 dollars) for verbally defending the match in which his team drew with Udinese in a negative draw in the nineteenth stage of the Italian Football League.

And the former coach of Juventus and Chelsea, England, received a red card after the 90th minute of the match, when it was considered that the referee, Fabio Maresca, had not calculated enough extra time.

The league said in a statement that Conte was being punished for "disrespectful remarks towards the referee that continued outside the stadium."

She added, "In the tunnel leading to the dressing room, (Conte) faced the verdict in a threatening manner, shouting an extremely offensive expression at him."

Inter coach Gabriele Auralei was fined 5,000 euros and suspended for one match.

Inter missed the opportunity to equalize leaders Milan with the number of points.

Conte will miss the team's next two league matches against Benevento and Fiorentina.

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