AC Milan will find out today whether the suspension of Ante Rebic will be reduced to one game from two, according to a report.
The Croatian forward was sent off during the home defeat against Napoli for something he said to the referee Fabrizio Pasqua, and it was decided to give him a two-game ban in Serie A for his remarks, but Milan decided to appeal it on the grounds it was hrash.
The newspaper Tuttosport (via MilanLive) explains that around lunchtime today there will be a hearing and later the verdict will be issued. The argument from the Rossoneri is that Rebic called the referee poor as a valuation of his performance and not as a reflection of him as a person. The precedent of Alvaro Morata in Benevento-Juventus – with Pasqua the referee in that – means Milan are optimistic.
Coach Pioli hopes that today’s ruling will be favourable and that he will be able to have Rebic back for the game against Sampdoria on Saturday afternoon, as there is a cautious optimism on the positive outcome of the appeal.