Rugby: Club suspends Italy prop Castrogiovanni after Las Vegas party with Ibra

Reuters - Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been suspended by his club Racing 92 after he was pictured partying with Paris-St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Las Vegas over the weekend.

British media reported on Wednesday that Castrogiovanni missed Racing's Champions Cup semi-final win over Leicester Tigers on Sunday after telling the club he had a family matter to attend to in Argentina.

"Following the publication in the media of photographs showing Martin Castrogiovanni with Paris-St Germain footballers this weekend at a hotel in Las Vegas, while the entire Racing squad was in Nottingham to contest a European Cup semi-final, Racing 92 have decided to suspend the player as a precautionary measure prior to launching legal proceedings," the club said in a statement.

Castrogiovanni was joined by PSG players Marco Verratti, Javier Pastore and Salvatore Sirigu. The French soccer club have already won the Ligue 1 title and the players have been given some time off by manager Laurent Blanc.