Carry on behaving like animals out on the football field lads, because UEFA sure aren’t going to do anything about it.
Why did UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary body even bother to sit in judgement on this? What a joke.
They described the incident as an ‘assault’ on the UEFA website and then hand down this measly ban. A futher massive coincidence sees Gattuso now available to play in the final, should AC Milan make it there.
So if Milan do make it, for your cheap £176.00 ticket you will get too see a man lucky not to be on a police charge playing in UEFA’s show piece event.
My opinion on this incident isn’t based on the fact that this is an Italian assaulting a member of an English club, it is based on the rights and wrongs of football (or incidents that happen on or around a football field).
If it was a member of the Spurs side that had done this, I would be calling for a lengthy ban for him too. Nationality has nothing too do with it.
This is one of the reasons why we see no discipline on the football field. Weak leadership right from the top. Referees are regularly hung out to dry and this sums it up.
UEFA had a great chance to show that this kind of behaviour will no longer be tollerated and they backed down.
They can issue all the directives in the world to referees, but outcomes like this today just goes to prove that they don’t back the refs at all. It’s just all talk.