Atletico star Griezmann lands two-game ban for ref outburst

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The Colchoneros will be without their star forward against Las Palmas and Valencia after insulting a match official at the weekend

Antoine Griezmann has been hit with a two-match ban following Atletico Madrid's 2-2 draw against newly promoted Girona in their La Liga opener.

Griezmann was booked for diving during the second half as Atletico sought to haul back a 2-0 deficit and referee Juan Martinez Munera dismissed him almost immediately for his reaction to the punishment.

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The report handed in by the official said Griezmann had called him "cagon", which translates as "chickens***".

The Royal Spanish Football Federation's (RFEF) disciplinary committee deemed the France star's reaction to be "unjustifiable" and an act of "contempt and disregard" towards Munera.

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Griezmann will miss Atletico's matches against Las Palmas and Valencia and must also pay a €600 fine, with his club culpable for €700.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has received a one-match ban as expected after collecting two bookings during the champions' 3-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna.

Zinedine Zidane's men host Valencia on Sunday.

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