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Report: Potential trouble for Ribery after loss to Lazio

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Franck Ribery could find himself in some serious trouble with Serie A and the Italian FA after shoving a match official.

If it wasn’t bad enough that Fiorentina lost to Lazio in yesterday’s Serie A match up, they now face the possibility of losing new signing Franck Ribery.

The game in Florence saw the Fiorentina fall to Lazio 1-2.

Lazio was ultimately undone by Ciro Immobile.

Immobile set up Correa in the 22nd minute, to give Le Aquile the lead.

Then, he scored what was deemed a controversial winner in the last minute of regular time.

Fiorentina responded quickly to the opening goal by equalising within five minutes, through Chiesa.

However, they were dominated by Simone Inzaghi’s side for most of the game.

In the fifth minute of injury time, things got worse for the Viola, as Luca Ranieri was sent off.

He handled the ball in the penalty area, for a second yellow card. Lazio failed to convert the awarded penalty.

The final whistle came and the officials were mobbed by Fiorentina players.

One of which was Ribery, who had had a less than convincing performance, that saw him substituted in the 75th minute.

As the Frenchman confronts one of the officials, he can be seen shoving the official he is in a heated discussion with.

Ribery had to be restrained by Fiorentina staff.

Since the mayhem, Lega Serie A confirmed that Ribery had been issued a red card after the final whistle.

After several recent incidents in Italian lower-level football, that has seen officials attacked by players and fans during and after games.

The Italian football association and the league are enforcing a zero-tolerance of any kind of abuse towards match officials.

Ribery could find himself in some serious trouble, including both a substantial fine and a lengthy suspension.

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FLORENCE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 25: Frank Ribery of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Artemio Franchi on September 25, 2019 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
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