Roma coach Rudi Garcia was sent to the stands during his side’s Serie A clash with title rivals Juventus on Sunday night after he sarcastically played the violin following the award of two contentious penalties against his side.
In a tempestuous affair that included three penalties and finished 3-2 to the reigning champions, both teams finished the match with ten players. But it was the dismissal of Garcia which created the biggest stir.
After the second of two controversial Juventus penalties had been awarded, Garcia expressed his frustration with referee, Gianluca Rocchi, by pretending to play a violin.
As a result, Garcia was sent to the touchline for his show of dissent.
“It’s a shame that the penalty boxes are 19 yards here,” Garcia said afterwards.
“Things got a bit too tense out there but normally you have a ref who knows how to deal with those things. Perhaps it’s time to help the referees work out when it’s a goal or a penalty. This is the 21st Century, a foul is outside or it’s inside [the area], simple.”
All the incidents including the three penalty awards can be seen here.