UEFA opens disciplinary case against Gattuso

UEFA opens disciplinary case against Gattuso

London: Gennaro Gattuso faces the prospect of disciplinary action for his headbutt on Tottenham Hotspur assistant coach Joe Jordan after UEFA said on Wednesday it was opening a case against the AC Milan captain.

Gattuso confronted Jordan on the touchline during the Champions League last 16 first leg game at the San Siro, which Tottenham won 1-0, and again after the final whistle, when he had to be pulled away following the headbutt.

The midfielder later apologised for what he called “inexcusable" behaviour and Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp branded the Italian firebrand “crazy".

UEFA said in a statement its Control and Disciplinary Body would meet on Monday, 21 February to discuss the case following “incidents" in the game, which flared up on several occasions.

The second leg will be played in London on 9 March and Gattuso has already been suspended for the match after being booked during Tuesday’s game.