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Header: Gattuso charged with "gross unsporting conduct"

Milan skipper escapes more serious punishment from UEFA for incident with Spurs official Joe Jordan.

Image: PA

UEFA HAS CHARGED Gennaro Gattuso with “gross unsporting conduct” after he head-butted the Tottenham Hotspur first team coach Joe Jordan.

The Milan skipper clashed with the Scot following Tuesday’s fiery Champions League match at San Siro.

Uefa’s disciplinary panel will consider the case at a hearing on Monday.

Gattuso could have faced an assault charge for butting Jordan, a former Milan player of course, and if found guilty would face a minimum three-game ban.

But Uefa has decided to charge Gattuso with unsporting conduct, for which guilty players are usually banned for one match.

The Italian is already ineligible for the return match at White Hart Lane after he was booked during the match. The World Cup winner clashed repeatedly with Tottenham striker Peter Crouch, and grappled with Jordan on the sideline before the head butt incident.

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