Bologna chief Cazzola banned
Tuesday 22 May, 2007

Bologna President Alfredo Cazzola has been suspended from any football activity until November 30 after his protest during the match with Brescia.

The Rossoblu were defeated 1-0 by the Rondinelle on Saturday and the chief was so furious at the referee’s performance that he tried to order his team off the field of play.

The President then launched a tirade of verbal accusations by insisting that Calciopoli hadn’t disappeared but moved to Serie B – in an alleged plan to see Juventus, Napoli and Genoa win direct promotion.

“Bologna President Alfredo Cazzola has been suspended until November 30 for having repeatedly insulted the officials during the half-time break and acting aggressively,” read a disciplinary commission statement.

“Furthermore, he entered the pitch without permission, again insulting the match officials and expressing the intention of ordering his men off the field, before being sent off – having however caused the game to stop for three minutes.”

The sporting judge also suspended players Claudio Bellucci and Stefano Torrisi for two matches and Emanuele Filippini for 90 minutes, while the club was handed an £11,000 fine.

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