Allegri banned from Cagliari match, AC Milan to appeal

The under-fire Rossoneri boss will now join Boateng and Zapata in the stands, and he has voiced his surprise at the decision, which the club will now appeal.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has been handed a one-match ban for arguing against the referee's decisions during his side's clash against Udinese on Sunday.

The Rossoneri boss will now join Kevin Prince-Boateng and Cristian Zapata in the stands, after both players were sent off in the loss at Stadio Friuli. All three will miss the upcoming match against Cagliari at San Siro on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old does not think that he should have earned a suspension since, in his opinion, he was merely pointing out the refereeing mistakes in a technical way.

"I'm surprised," the coach said in an interview with Sky Sport 24. "I questioned the referee, but I never said a bad word or an insult."

Milan has already announced that it will appeal the decision, as the club hopes to have Allegri, who is under fire for a poor string of results to start the season, on the bench for Wednesday night's match.

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