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Valero hits out after four-match ban

26 February 2014 17:58

Fiorentina midfielder Borja Valero has criticised referee Andrea Gervasoni after being hit with a four-match ban for his red card on Monday.

Valero and Parma counterpart Gianni Munari were both dismissed in the fourth minute of stoppage time in the 2-2 draw following an incident involving the two players.

Serie A's disciplinary committee confirmed Valero would be banned for four games as a result, while Munari will only serve a one-game suspension.

The judgement ruled Valero "placed one hand on the referee's shoulder, pushing him", but the Spaniard denied Gervasoni's recollection of events and insisted he had shown a "lack of respect" by questioning his integrity.

"I want to say that everything that happened in Parma saddened me. I am disappointed with the system," Valero said on Wednesday.

"What the referee wrote after the match shows a lack of respect to my integrity as a person and a player.

"I did nothing to deserve getting sent off, all I was doing was separating two players who were quarrelling and it was me who got sent off.

"Never in my life have I done anything against the referee. Everything that Gervasoni said was lies."

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Parma

D L W W W

2 - 2

Competition
Serie A
Date
24 February 2014
Game week
25
Kick-off
19:00
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
2 - 2
Venue
Stadio Ennio Tardini (Parma)
Attendance
14014

Goals

A. Cassano 39'  
1 - 0
1 - 1
41' J. Cuadrado
 (assist by A. Matri)
Amauri (PG) 51'  
2 - 1
2 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
83 78'
29 90+2'
2
3 31'
6
5 56'
32
16
99 39'
11 51'
7
Coach: R. Donadoni
# Player Bookings
1
2
3 26' 53'
40 50'
15 90+2'
17
7 50'
10
20 90+4'
11 41'
32
Coach: V. Montella

Substitutes

Tuesday 26 July

Monday 25 July

23:34
22:41
21:06
20:46
20:32
20:07
19:54
18:48
18:40
18:08
17:09
17:05
16:25
16:13
16:12
15:55
15:31
14:56
14:50
14:43
14:12
13:56
13:37
13:16
12:32
11:56
11:30
10:55
10:38
10:14
09:46
09:00
08:53
07:28
04:48
04:33
04:23
01:02

Sunday 24 July

23:38
22:25
20:43
19:55
19:29
19:20
18:41
18:14
18:10
17:49
17:03
16:56
16:39
16:10
15:17
15:00
14:44
13:55
13:44
13:27
13:11
12:42
12:08
11:22
10:36
10:10
09:09
08:12
07:45
06:07
03:50
03:45
03:14
02:39
01:20
01:17
00:07

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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