Italian player off for Simeone gesture

A Serie D player has been sent off for emulating Diego Simeone’s explicit celebration against Juventus.

Prato striker Riccardo Moreo celebrated his winner against Viareggio on Sunday by grabbing his crotch in front of supporters like Simeone did last week.

However, the referee was not as forgiving as Felix Zwayer was during Juve’s 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 last week, showing the striker a straight red card.

CalcioNews24 reports the official was following the letter of the law in sending off Moreo, who began his career with Milan.

Fortunately for Prato, they held on for a 2-1 victory in the absence of their top goalscorer.

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