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Dan Burke·29 January 2019

🎥 Italian coach gets five-month ban for sickening head-butt

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Remember when José Mourinho was involved in a touchline fracas with Chelsea coach Marco Ianni earlier this season and everyone lost their shit?

That was nothing compared to what you’re about to see.

On Tuesday, Giancarlo Favarin – coach of Italian Serie C side Lucchese – was handed a five-month ban for head-butting a member of an opposing team’s staff and telling a player to break an opponent’s legs.

The incident took place during a brawl at the end of a 2-2 draw between Lucchese and Alessandria on Sunday and when you see the footage, you’ll understand why the shaven-headed Favarin has been disciplined so strongly.

Serie C’s disciplinary tribunal said in a statement that Favarin made “blasphemous remarks” during the match and “invited his own player to ‘break the legs’ of an opponent.”

He also “began a slanging match with a member of the opposing team’s staff at the peak of which he hit the latter with a violent head-butt, making him fall to the ground.”

And Gaetano Mancino – the man on the receiving end of Favarin’s head-butt – has himself been handed a two-match ban for “offensive and provocative behaviour towards the coach of the rival team during the match.”