Rebić’s ban reduced to one match and a 15k fine after Milan win the appeal, the Croatian should return against Samp

Ante Rebić during Milan-Udinese at Stadio San Siro on March 3, 2021. (Photo by Fabrizio Carabelli LiveMedia)

Ante Rebić’s disqualification has been reduced and he will be eligible for Saturday – if he’s fit enough.

Rebić was handed a two-match band “for having, at the 47th minute, disrespectful expressions addressed to the referee” in the match against Napoli on March 14.

There were rumours online that Ante offended family members of referee Fabrizio Pasqua, but the lawyers of the Red and Black club saw the report filled by the referee at the end of the match, in which the exact words of Rebić were written, and chose to go to court and appeal the decision of the Sporting Judge.

On Monday the club learned that they’ve won their appeal and that Ante’s two-match ban has been uplifted. Instead, the Croatian got a one-match ban (which he already served against Fiorentina) and a €15,000 fine. As a result, he should be available to face Sampdoria on Saturday.

The work now is to get the forward ready physically for the Samp match. In the last few days he didn’t train with the rest of the group as he’s still recovering from a hip inflammation, but there is a good chance that he’ll be able to play on Saturday and give a hand to the squad of Stefano Pioli, who will be looking to get on a new winning streak following the international break.

Alessio Romagnoli, Davide Calabria, Rafael Leão and Mario Mandžukić are all also out injured and it remains to be seen if any of them will be able to return against Sampdoria.

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great news. I hope he is fit against Samp. Make goals again !

Martin Bernhard

Great to have him back earlier than expected.

As a sidenote , yesterday someone made a comment on milan eye that cracked me up in regard of the lesser punishment for rebic “So the refs mom is a whore from Naples then?”

Riccardo Montolivo

For my mate Martin 15K is less than a week of his wage (19.700)

He has balls, he surely saw something hypocritical about the referee and told him to go F himself. He plays at 110 percent and those are the risks.

Martin Bernhard

Well its a risk but should nevertheless be avoided and even ante knows that himself so hopefully it wont happen any time soon again. Im not even sure what was said but from the comment i hinted at apparently it was rather rude towards the refs mother. The point though is that regardless of tempo and intensity of a match every player know that there can only be one outcome in offending the referee. I think we got lucky here but ill take it with open arms as he would be missed if not available for us at this important… Read more »