Roma captain Daniele De Rossi has been given a two-match ban for slapping Gianluca Lapadula in the Serie A draw with Genoa at the weekend.
Serie A’s disciplinary body handed him the suspension on Tuesday, two days after the “serious unsporting behavior.”
Roma was 1-0 up and seemingly in control of the match when, in the 69th minute, De Rossi was sent off for slapping Lapadula in the face. Lapadula then converted the resulting penalty.
De Rossi, who said he was “incredibly sorry” about the incident, will miss Roma’s home match against SPAL on Friday and their trip to Chievo Verona the following week.
Though the draw ended Roma’s club-record sequence of 12 away wins, they are fourth in Serie A — seven points behind leaders Napoli — having played a match less than the three teams above them.