Paris, Oct 13 (EFE).- Brazilian Juninho Pernambucano, Lyon's sporting director, was punished on Wednesday with a three-game suspension for his behavior after a 1-1 draw between his team and Saint-Étienne on The 3rd of this month for the 9th round of the French Championship.
The French Professional Football League (LFP) said in a statement that its compliance will come into force next Tuesday, day 19, but said that the sanction in two of these three games is exempt from compliance.
According to the radio station "RMC Sport", the disciplinary committee punished him for his behavior towards the referee of this match, François Lexetier, who in his final report would have pointed out that Juninho had an "attitude and inappropriate words" against him.
Juninho will miss the game against Nice on the 24th, for the 11th round, but could be present on Saturday when Lyon hosts Monaco, added the radio. EFE