Egypt’s Ahly football club coach Hossam El-Badry received a three-match ban for insulting a referee during the team’s last game in the Egyptian Premier League, Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced Tuesday.
The EFA said the decision came after El-Badry verbally abused referee Medhat Abdel-Aziz when the latter sent him off during Ahly’s 1-0 win over Maqassa last week, Ahram Online reported.
“The competitions committee decided to suspend El-Badry for three matches following his misbehavior during the Maqassa match,” EFA said on their official website as quoted by Ahram Online.
El-Badry, as a result, was fined LE 15,000 ($ 2,189) and will miss his team’s upcoming three matches against Ghazl El-Mahala, Wadi Degla and Smouha.
The 53-year-old coach abused Abdel-Aziz in protest against a red card given to Ahly’s midfielder Ahmed Nabil for a second bookable offence, the website said.
Bothered by Abdel-Aziz’s judgments throughout the match, El-Badry filed “an official complaint against the referee accusing him of spoiling the game with his wrong decisions,” Ahram Online reported.