Carlos Tevez is probably regreting his outburst directed at referee Germán Delfino during Boca Juniors’ victory over Belgrano on Sunday after the Argentine Football Association (AFA) ruled it was worthy of a three-match ban at a hearing on Thursday.
The iconic forward will miss Boca’s trip to Godoy Cruz this weekend in addition to Primera matches against Quilmes and Tigre just as current Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza was praising his level and hinting at the possibility of a return to the national team.
The 32-year-old had just scored to give Boca the lead inside La Bombonera against Belgrano but a moment later was booked for a late challenge and then tested Germán Delfino’s patience by screaming, “Your f**king sister’s c**t.”
The referee swiftly brandished a second yellow and under Article 185 the AFA are able to give a suspension of three to twelve games for any player who offends or insults the referee.
In this case Tevez has been hit with the minimum punishment and is also eligible to play in the Copa Argentina meaning the former Juventus striker could still feature against Lanús when they meet in Mar del Plata.