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Cassano hit with five-match ban

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Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano has been handed a five-match ban by the Lega Calcio´s disciplinary committee after throwing his shirt at the referee following his sending-off in Sunday´s match against Torino.

Having been booked for over celebrating his 53rd-minute goal, Cassano was sent off late in the game for using foul and abusive language to referee Nicola Pierpaoli.

The Bari-born striker then had to be restrained by team-mates from going after the official but managed to take off his shirt and hurl it at Pierpaoli.

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