River Plate's Alejandro Dominguez faces suspension after Superclasico referee outburst

The player allegedly threatened to kill Diego Abal during an ill-tempered clash against rivals Boca, and is likely to face a ban of four to six matches when the Nacional B restarts
River Plate playmaker Alejandro Dominguez could miss up to the first six games of 2012, after referee Diego Abal reported him to the Argentine Football Association for making foul and obscene comments during Wednesday's Superclasico defeat to Boca.

'El Chori', formerly of Valencia, was sent off during the 2-0 loss after a strong confrontation with the official. According to reports, he told Abal "I am going to kill you and burn down your house" during a tirade.

On Thursday, ESPN reported that in his official report to the AFA's disciplinary committee, Abal revealed that the player insulted him and aimed a kick in his vicinity, before gesturing to the stands as he left the field.

If the association uphold the official's complaints, Dominguez faces a punishment of four to six matches. The ban will come into effect when the club recommences their Nacional B campaign, currently scheduled for the weekend of February 4 away to Chacarita Juniors.