Turin, Italy – Juventus manager Antonio Conte and three of his players have received suspensions after they protested a non-call by referee Marco Guida in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Genoa.
Defenders Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini as well as forward Mirko Vucinic were punished after they criticized the referee for not calling what they believed was a handball inside the penalty area on Genoa's Andreas Granqvist.
Conte and Bonucci have each been hit with a two-game ban for what sporting judge Gianpaolo Tosel called "intimidating the referee and an additional official, insulting them and then reiterating the comments in the dressing room after the game."
Chiellini missed the match due to injury but came from the stands to confront the referee and has been given a one-game suspension, while Vucinic received the same penalty for protesting despite numerous warnings.
Juventus sits three points clear at the top of the Serie A table and will travel to Chievo next Sunday before hosting Fiorentina the following weekend.