Giovanni Liberti: Player banned for urinating at fans 'drinking from fountain'

An Italian fourth division player has been banned for urinating at away fans - but his club's president says he was drinking from a water fountain.

Turris Calcio's Giovanni Liberti has been suspended for five matches after the incident during a stoppage in play during a 3-3 draw with Sarnese.

Club president Antonio Colantonio, who plans to appeal, said: "There's a fountain near the wall and the player.

"He was drinking and adjusting his shirt, which should be in his shorts."

Colantonio added: "The visiting club confirmed to us that our player did not do anything that has been alleged."

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