According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Antonio Conte could face a lengthy ban after ‘almost clashing physically’ with referee Fabio Maresca in the tunnel.
Inter were held to a 0-0 draw by Udinese on Saturday, and both Conte and Lele Oriali saw red at the Dacia Arena.
“We had a disagreement over the amount of stoppages awarded,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia.
“The referee booked me and then chose to send me off. I thought four minutes weren’t enough, in the circumstances. Then the referee makes his decisions and we have to accept them, even if we do not agree with those decisions.”
According to several reports in Italy, the row between the coach and the match official continued in the tunnel.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports Conte ‘almost clashed physically’ with the referee inside the tunnel with the duo divided by some Inter players.
The pink paper reports Conte is likely to be banned for more than one game.
The article of the Sports Justice Code that refers to the case is the No. 19 (penalties for executives and members of clubs).
It states that a team member can be suspended for “one or more games” adding that “in case of conduct of particular violence or gravity the suspension is not less than four matches.”