Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp will be investigated by the German Football Association (DFB) after his dismissal during the clash against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
Goals from Raffael and Max Kruse had put Gladbach 2-0 up at Borussia-Park, but Havard Nordtveit's red card and Milos Jojic's deflected strike gave Dortmund hope of rescuing a point.
The decision incensed Klopp, who continued to berate the officials until referee Deniz Aytekin sent him to the stands.
The former Mainz boss has already served a two-game touchline ban in this season's Champions League for his conduct toward officials in September's defeat at Napoli and the DFB's disciplinary committee chairman, Anton Nachreiner, hinted his previous indescretions could count against him as they consider a suitable punishment.
"That Jurgen Klopp is a repeat offender could have an influence on the sports court's ruling," he told Bild.
Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke was quick to back Klopp after the match, claiming: "In this matter, I must come to Klopp’s defense 100 percent.
"He did not insult anyone. What Klopp has done, 17 other coaches in the league also do."
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