Carrico receives four-game ban for homophobic slur

The Portuguese defender will miss the opening stages of next year's Copa after berating the official in Sunday's extra time defeat, as well as the Super Cup

Sevilla defender Daniel Carrico has received a four-game ban after being found guilty of directing a homophobic slur towards referee Carlos del Cerro Grande during the Copa del Rey final.

Carrico was sent off in the closing stages of Sevilla's 2-0 defeat to Barcelona after extra time in Sunday's decider at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid.

The one-time Portugal international received a yellow card for fouling Barcelona's Lionel Messi, before directing a homophobic slur in Del Cerro Grande's direction.


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The referee then proceeded to show Carrico a red card before Barcelona went on to score their second goal of the night through Neymar to seal back-to-back domestic doubles. 

The competition judge of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) sentenced Carrico to a four-game ban, keeping him out of next season's Spanish Super Cup against Barca and then Sevilla's next two Copa del Rey fixtures. 

Carrico's team-mate Ever Banega and Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano, who were also sent off in the final, both received one-game suspensions. 

Meanwhile, for the accumulation of yellow cards in the competition, Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Adil Rami and Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla) were also given one-game bans.