Mexes banned for punch
French defender guilty of violent conduct
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: February 27, 2012 8:24pm
Philippe Mexes: Banned for three matches after being found guilty of violent conduct
AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes has been banned for three matches for punching an opponent.
The France international was charged for an off-the-ball incident during Saturday's 1-1 Serie A draw with Juventus.
The Italian League said its disciplinary tribunal, basing its decision on video evidence, had found the Frenchman guilty of violent conduct in a clash with Juventus striker Marco Boriello.
In its verdict, the tribunal said Mexes had punched Boriello in the side, knocking him to the ground, resulting in a three-match suspension.
Milan top-scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has recently completed a three-match ban for slapping an opponent in a game against Napoli.