In the dog house: Manchester City’s David Platt slapped with two-match ban after referee rant in Euro exit

By Chris Bailey

Manchester City assistant manager David Platt will serve a two-match UEFA competition touchline ban after his rant at a referee in last week’s Champions League tie against Real Madrid.

The 46-year-old was sent from the Etihad Stadium dug-out by Gianluca Rocchi in the 1-1 draw, but now the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body have decided to impose further punishment.

He will now miss Tuesday’s clash with Borussia Dortmund and either the first Europa League match – should the Blues finish third in Group D – or the next time City appear in Europe.

The Blues have also been fined almost £10,000 by UEFA for five or more cards in the same game against Los Merengues.

Both Platt and City have the right to lodge an appeal against the verdicts.

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