Ante Rebic has been found guilty of serious rough play and insulting an official today. The new Milan loanee has thus been suspended for 5 games in European club competitions as a result. The infraxction came when Eintracht Frankfurt took on Strasbourg in the UEFA Europa League play-offs last month. Rebic received a red card in the 44th minute as his squad managed to win the game 3-0 in his absence. FOX Sports are reporting that he received a three match ban for his red card and a further two match ban for insulting an official.
Ante Rebic has been given a five-match ban from UEFA competition matches for serious rough play and insulting a match official. pic.twitter.com/vQkNbBb7nv— TeamMilanAC (@TeamMilanAC) September 20, 2019
AC Milan who are skipping out on the Europa League this year through a voluntary agreement after breaching FFP rules will be targeting a return to European competitions next seasons. However, they will miss the services of their new Croatian recruit for 5 out of 6 group stage games of either the Europa or Champions League - if they qualify.
STRAIT #REDCARD from the Europa League! This one hurts to watch as It’s Ante Rebic who’s the attacker here diving in when he’s already being sheilded, and the keeper has possession of the ball#EuropaLeague #Europe #Frankfurt #Strasbourg #Unacceptable #SendOff #MondayMorning #VAR pic.twitter.com/LG9k7fQAxM— The Twiter Ref (@RefTwiter) September 2, 2019
As pointed out in our original review of Rebic, he has a tendency to been rather indisciplined on the pitch and this has haunted him previously. He has got off to a rough start with Milan picking up a yellow in his first game where he featured for 45 minutes and has received a dire suspension for the upcoming season. Let's hope he can prove himself with strong performances in the league and the cup in the meantime.