23 Feb 2010

Milan struck with five suspensions

6:52 pm on 23 February 2010

The Inter Milan football team has been struck with five suspensions following the side's goalless draw against Sampdoria at the weekend.

The Inter coach Jose Mourinho received a three-match ban and was fined more than $75,000 [40,000 Euros] for insulting officials and making a handcuffs gesture during the home Serie A match.

The Inter defenders Walter Samuel and Ivan Cordoba were banned for one match each after being sent off during the match, while midfielders Muntari Sulley and Esteban Cambiasso copped two-game suspensions.

The Italian sporting justice says Muntari's ban was for repeatedly insulting officials, and Cambiasso has been sanctioned for trying to punch a Sampdoria player during the interval.

The club has expressed their intention to appeal against the sanctions imposed on Mourinho, Cambiasso and Muntari.