Barcelona: Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has been suspended for four Spanish league matches after receiving a straight red card for verbally abusing a referee following his team's 2-1 defeat against Real Madrid at the weekend.
The competition committee of the Spanish Football Federation sanctioned Valdes on Wednesday, the club said in a statement. Referee Miguel Angel Perez Lasa noted in his match report that Valdes swore at him after he had not given a penalty against Sergio Ramos and shouted, "You are shameless."
The 'keeper will miss the next four league matches; three games at the Camp Nou against Deportivo La Coruna, Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano, and one away fixture at Celta Vigo.
Valdes abused the referee after receiving a straight red card in his team's 2-1 defeat against Real Madrid at the weekend.
Barcelona say they are appealing. Valdes has played in 34 games this season and conceded 41 goals.