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Coach gets five-game ban in Colombia for abusing referee

Jul 02-- Atletico Junior coach Julio Comesana received a five-game ban on Wednesday for using abusive language against a referee, who has also been suspended.

The Uruguayan was sent off during the first leg of Colombia's Apertura championship final last week. Comesana went onto the pitch during the 2-1 defeat at Once Caldas and berated the referee for allowing a goal he thought was offside.
The referee, Imer Machado, was banned from officiating for five matches for his mistakes in the match, which included allowing a goal scored from an offside position, the league's disciplinary commission said in a statement.
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