Conti banned for in­sult­ing ref

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AC Mi­lan de­fender An­drea Conti’s come­back from a year­long in­jury lay­off ended with a three-match ban af­ter he punched the ref­eree’s door and in­sulted the match of­fi­cial at the end of a youth-team game.

Mean­while, club Di­rec­tor Paolo Mal­dini, who spent his 25-year play­ing ca­reer with Mi­lan, was banned for a week for also in­sult­ing the of­fi­cial fol­low­ing the match against Chievo, the Serie A league said in a state­ment.

Conti, 24, was play­ing his first match at any level since Au­gust last year af­ter suf­fer­ing a knee in­jury.

Serie A’s dis­ci­plinary tri­bunal said that Conti “found the ref­eree in

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