For a foul-mouthed diatribe directed at French referee Mikael Lesage, MARCO VERRATTI has been given a two-game suspension.

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After the French giants were crushed 3-1 by Nantes last month, the PSG star lambasted Lesage for ‘s****ing on’ teammates.

Verratti was given a two-game suspension by a disciplinary committee after an inquiry by France’s football governing body, LFP.

In a post-game interview with French TV channel Canal+ on February 19, the 29-year-old launched a savage attack on Lesage.

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He fumed: “It is not possible that we get 10 yellow cards. We can’t talk to the referee, we can’t do anything. 

“He is the only referee in the world who can do something like that.

Verratti continued: “Sometimes the referees have to take responsibility, because there we got s**t on it with the referees.”

His one-game suspension begins on March 8, making him available for Saturday’s trip to Nice.

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On March 9, PSG will play Real Madrid in the second leg of their colossal Champions League last-16 encounter, but Verratti’s suspension is just for domestic use.

Instead of playing in the crucial encounter at the Bernabeu, the Italian international will miss the Ligue 1 match against Bordeaux on March 13.

Verratti has a tumultuous relationship with referees.

After his side’s Champions League semi-final defeat to Manchester City in May, he was seen arguing with Dutch official Bjorn Kuipers.

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Verratti also made an unexpected accusation about what Kuipers said to him during their conversation.

According to the 28-year-old, He (Kuipers) said ‘f**** you to me. I talk to referees a lot, but I never say that or I get a 10-game ban.”

Ander Herrera, backed up his claim, claiming Kuipers said the same thing to another of their teammates.


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