The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has handed Croatian defender Dejan Lovren a one-match ban after he insulted Sergio Ramos at the end of Spain and Croatia’s UEFA Nations League tie.
Lovren and Ramos have failed to see eye to eye and have had regular spats on social media since Real Madrid’s Champions League final victory over Liverpool in 2018.
UEFA announced the decisions of its disciplinary body on Friday, resolving the case that was opened after Croatia emerged victorious over Spain in Zagreb on November 15.
In the report, Lovren’s ban was confirmed as well as the 13,000 euros fine given to the Croatian Football Federation for throwing objects and for blocking gangways.
The Liverpool defender hit out at Spanish captain Sergio Ramos on social media after his team’s victory.
He pretended to be elbowing the Real Madrid defender and attacked the entire Spanish National team, referring to them as a gang, before adding that the Croatian flag is the only one that is important.
UEFA also confirmed this Friday that Villarreal will be without defender Jaume Costa for two matches after he received a ban for getting sent off in the 89th minute of his teams victory against Spartak Moscow on December 13 at the Ceramica stadium.
The disciplinary board considered that the Spanish club failed to comply with safety regulations when it reported that its gangways were being blocked in the stadium and as a result, they have been fined 12,000 euros.
Russian club, Spartak Moscow have also received a fine of 5,000 euros for throwing objects and for the use of flares during the game.