Franck Ribery has been banned for three games and fined €20,000 for pushing an assistant referee following Fiorentina's Serie A defeat to Lazio on Sunday.
Ribery, who was substituted with 15 minutes remaining in the game, twice shoved the official on the pitch following the Viola's 2-1 defeat.
The league found the Frenchman to have "come forward with a threatening attitude and disrespectful behaviour towards an assistant, in addition to disrespectful words".
Ribery was angry that Ciro Immobile's winner for Lazio was allowed to stand, with Fiorentina adamant a foul had taken place in the build-up.
The ban means he will miss games against Sassuolo, Parma and Cagliari.
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Earlier on Monday he took to social media to issue an apology to the official and everyone associated with Fiorentina.
"I'm really sorry for last night," a post on Twitter read. "I apologise to my team-mates, the coach and the fans. I also apologise to Mr [Matteo] Passeri because at the end of the match I was very agitated and sad, and I hope he can understand my mood.
"I always want to stay on the pitch and help my team-mates because I came all the way to Florence for this city and this club, and I think Fiorentina should get more attention, the same attention given to other clubs, for the great work we're doing every day."