Former top referee Lubos Michel (SVK) has been suspended for 3 weeks for making offensive remarks directed at the referee of the match PAOK - Panionios.
Top FIFA referee between 1993 and 2008, Lubos Michel (48, photo) led a UEFA Champions League final in 2008 between Chelsea and Manchester United, participated in the FIFA World Cups 2002 and 2006 and was the referee of the Confederations Cup final in 2005 (Brazil - Argentina). Since the end of his career nine years ago, the Slovak has remained very present in the world of football. Director of competitions with Shakhtar Donetsk from 2008 to 2015, Lubos Michel was appointed sporting director of PAOK Salonik in December 2015. An experience that has earned him some problems recently. At the recent match PAOK Salonik – Panionios, on 19 March 2017, Michel made some offensive remarks against referee Dimitris Styliaras, who had sent-off a player from each team. The former referee was awarded a € 1,500 fine, as well as a 3-week suspension that removed his access to the technical area, referee room and any official duties.
Source: PAOK Voice