Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri’s suspension appeal was rejected, meaning he’ll watch the match against Torino from the stands.

As reported by Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 62-year-old Italian coach’s two-game suspension has been confirmed, with his appeal being rejected a day before the match against Torino.

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Sarri threatened to sue referee Daniele Chiffi at the end of the 2-0 loss to AC Milan earlier this month, following his red card after the final whistle.

This has not stopped Sarri from wanting to pursue this threat, and he’s decided to proceed with a defamation case against the Italian referee.

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Yesterday, Sarri’s lawyers tried to dismantle Chiffi’s statement, but could not secure a reduction of the suspension, forcing the Lazio coach to watch the match against Torino from the stands.

Assistant coach Giovanni Martusciello led the team against Cagliari last weekend and now will do so again against Torino tomorrow.