Wenger handed three-match ban by UEFA for F-word rant at referee
12:59 GMT, 30 March 2012
Arsene Wenger has been handed a three-match ban by UEFA relating to his conduct after the Champions League round of 16 defeat against AC Milan earlier in the month.
The Arsenal boss was fuming after the 3-0 home win, which almost wiped out a 4-0 loss from the first leg, and he has been fined 33,340 for his actions and will serve what is his third UEFA ban.
Fury: Wenger ranted at referee Damir Skomina
Wenger, who criticised referee Damir Skomina and UEFA at the post-match press conference, confronted the official in the Emirates Stadium tunnel and is alleged to have called him a ‘f****** disgrace’.
Wenger was handed a one-match touchline ban last year for his rant at referee Massimo Busacca after Arsenal’s Champions League exit to Barcelona.
He was then banned for two more games for contravening the initial ban during August’s Champions League qualifier against Udinese after communicating with coach Boro Primorac from the stands.