Monaco’s Gelson Martins banned six months for referee push


Paris (AFP) – Monaco winger Gelson Martins received a six-month ban from French football’s disciplinary committee Thursday for twice pushing a referee in a Ligue 1 defeat at Nimes last month.

The Portuguese international had been banned indefinitely following the incident on February 1, after he reacted angrily to the dismissal of team-mate Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Martins shoved referee Mickael Lesage after Bakayoko was sent off during the first half of a 3-1 loss to Nimes. He was then shown a red card himself for his reaction and pushed the official a second time.

His suspension is retroactive to February 6 and will run until August.

The Cape-Verde born Martins, 24, signed a five-year contract with Monaco in July after initially joining the club on loan from Atletico Madrid in January 2019. 

He has 21 caps for Portugal, the last of which came in September 2018.

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