Four-match ban for Gattuso
Gennaro Gattuso has been hit with a four-match ban by Uefa following his 'assault' of Tottenham coach Joe Jordan at the San Siro.
Last Updated: 21/02/11 6:39pm
AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has been hit with a four-match ban by Uefa following his 'assault' of Tottenham assistant coach Joe Jordan.
Controversial scenes at the San Siro last Tuesday saw the Italian headbutt Jordan in the aftermath of Spurs' 1-0 UEFA Champions League victory, having earlier grabbed the 59-year-old former Scotland and Milan midfielder by the throat.
Gattuso was already suspended for the return leg of the last-16 tie at White Hart Lane following his caution during the clash, which marked his third of the tournament.
And Uefa's Control and Disciplinary body have now handed the 33-year-old a four-match ban, which will apply to the next four Uefa matches for which he is eligible.
A statement on Uefa's official website read: "AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has been suspended for four Uefa club competition matches by the Uefa Control and Disciplinary Body.
"The Control and Disciplinary body ruled that Gattuso had assaulted the Tottenham Hotspur assistant coach Joe Jordan after the match."
The ban means Gattuso would not be available until the final should Milan continue to progress.
Milan confirmed later on Monday that they do not intend to appeal the decision.