Posted January 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Pavel Nedved
Catania midfielder Francesco Lodi has been banned for three matches for taking a swipe at an opponent at the weekend. Lodi appeared to hit Riccardo Meggiorini in the head in the 13th minute of Catania's 0-0 draw with Torino in Serie A on Saturday. He was shown a straight red card. Lodi later apologized on Twitter and asked to be excused by his teammates. Also Monday, the Italian league handed out a two-match ban to Cagliari midfielder Andrea Cossu for insulting the referee during a 2-1 loss to Lazio on Saturday. Meanwhile, Pavel Nedved - the former Juventus player turned management member - was banned from representing the club at federation meetings for the rest of the month after insulting the referee following Juve's 2-1 loss to Sampdoria on Sunday.
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