Football: Balotelli gets three-match ban after seeing red

AC Milan's forwards Mario Balotelli eyes the ball during the Champions League football match between AC Milan and Celtic Glasgow, on Sept 18, 2013 in San Siro Stadium in Milan. Balotelli has been suspended for three matches after his red card in the
AC Milan's forwards Mario Balotelli eyes the ball during the Champions League football match between AC Milan and Celtic Glasgow, on Sept 18, 2013 in San Siro Stadium in Milan. Balotelli has been suspended for three matches after his red card in the 2-1 victory over Napoli on the weekend, the Italian football league announced on Monday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP 

ROME (AFP) - AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has been suspended for three matches after his red card in the 2-1 victory over Napoli on the weekend, the Italian football league announced on Monday.

Balotelli saw red after the final whistle when he received a second yellow card for dissent.

The controversial Italy striker will miss Serie A matches against Bologna, Sampdoria and, crucially, champions Juventus.