MILAN (AP) – AC Milan says it will not appeal striker Mario Balotelli's three-match ban.
On Monday, the Serie A club said it would appeal both Balotelli's ban for insulting a referee and the decision to close a section of the stadium for a match after racist chanting.
However, after receiving official documents pertaining to the decisions, the club says it will only appeal against the closure of its Curva Sud.
Balotelli, who missed a penalty and scored in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Napoli, was given a second booking after the final whistle for his protests. The Italy striker automatically received a one-match ban for that red card and was suspended for a further two matches the following day.
He will miss the games against Bologna, Sampdoria and Juventus.