OUSMANE DEMBELE will miss El Clasico on October 26 after being slapped with a two-game ban for insulting referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz.
The Barcelona winger was sent off in the recent 4-0 win against Sevilla after confronting the official who had just shown a red card to his team-mate Ronald Araujo.
Barcelona ace Ousmane Dembele will miss the clash against Real Madrid this month due to suspensionGetty – ContributorIn the referee’s official report, he stated that the 22-year-old told him: “Very bad, you’re very bad.”
Dembele’s actions would usually result in just a one-match ban, but the Royal Spanish Football Federation have had handed out harsher punishments in recent times.
Doego Costa was handed an eight-game ban last season for verbally abusing a referee, while the likes of Michael Krohn-Deli, Gabriel Pires and Fabian Orellana were given two-match bans for insulting officials.
Barca had appealed against Dembele’s ban, but the RFEF have dismissed their case.
The ex-Borussia Dortmund star will now miss the upcoming fixtures against Eibar and Real Madrid.
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by – thesun.co.uk/sport