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PSG hit with three-point deduction

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Paris Saint-Germain have been struck with a suspended three-point deduction following Leonardo's altercation with referee Alexandre Castro back in May.

The Brazilian barged into the official after PSG were held 1-1 at home to Valenciennes - an offence that landed him with an initial nine-month ban, which has since been extended by a further five months. 

Yet Leonardo protested his innocence, and claimed to L'Equipe: "I was the one pushed."

Last night, the league's disciplinary commission confirmed this latest development in the ongoing saga.

This incident has ultimately cost Leonardo his role as sporting director, and he left the club shortly after they captured the signing of Edinson Cavani.

If a similar incident occurs this season, then the three-point deduction will be imposed, so PSG's players and staff need to be on their best behaviour.

Otherwise they may face a more difficult to challenge to retain the Ligue 1 title.

Thiago Silva's red card in the match in May was what infuriated the World Cup winner, who then approached the referee after the game.

The extent of his ban is surely a deterrent for managers and club officials to lay their hands on referees and their assistants in future.

 

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