Diego Simeone banned 8 games for abusing referee

Aug 25, 11:52 AM

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has been banned for eight games for his disruptive behaviour during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

Simeone, famous for his fiery personality, repeatedly tapped the fourth official on the head during Atletico's win over Real Madrid. 

The ban wasn't just for hitting the fourth official, however. 

Simeone was sent off the pitch, only to re-emerge in the stands to the dismay of the officials in charge of the match. 

The 44-year-old also received a 4,805 euro fine ($6,400, £3,840) and the club was fined 2,800 euros.

Feature photo courtesy of REUTERS/Juan Medina