Racing Club's Patricio Toranzo: Mauro Camoranesi needs therapy

The midfielder called his Lanus rival a coward after receiving a kick in the head during the match, while team-mate Gutierrez was labelled a 'moron' as the war of words continues
Racing Club's Patricio Toranzo has suggested that Mauro Camoranesi seek professional help for his anger issues, as the bad blood continues between the club and rivals Lanus following Wednesday's fiery encounter.

Toranzo and Camoranesi were both sent off during the 1-1 draw after an ugly clash, two of a total of three red cards shown during the match in Avellaneda. The former Juventus man faces a suspension of up to four games, after kicking the La Academia man in the head while he lay on the ground.

Still fuming after the incident, Patricio held nothing back on Thursday afternoon as he criticised the 2006 World Cup winner with Italy.

"This kid isn't normal, he needs to see a psychologist," the midfielder fired in declarations published by Ole.

"These kinds of things can't happen, he looks like a coward to me because he hit me on the floor. He was not much of a man, he is a coward. I left in a rage because of the incident."

From the Lanus camp, meanwhile, goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin had similarly strong words for Racing striker Teo Gutierrez, whom he accused of simulating a foul to get Carlos Izquierdoz sent off in another ugly clash.

"He is a moron," the young shot-stopper stated when asked about the controversial Colombian, who earned a yellow card in the match for patting Marchesin on the head seconds before Izquierdoz's kick.

Racing and Lanus will be back in action this weekend with matches against Estudiantes and Godoy Cruz respectively. Camoranesi is expected to learn his punishment on Friday afternoon.