Drogba handed three-match ban for coin throw
Wednesday 19 November 2008
The suits at Soho Square earnt their money yesterday – and swelled the Football Association's coffers – by handing out punishments and fines to Sir Alex Ferguson, Didier Drogba and David Moyes.
Ferguson was given a two-match touchline ban and £10,000 fine after his row with the referee Mike Dean this month following Manchester United's victory over Hull City. Ferguson was livid that Hull's Andy Turner had not been dismissed for a foul on Michael Carrick at Old Trafford.
Ferguson's suspension starts on 2 December so he will not be pitchside for the Carling Cup match against Blackburn Rovers the following day. He will also be unable to swap touchleine pleasantries with his former United captain Roy Keane, when Sunderland visit Old Trafford in the League on 6 December.
Drogba was handed a three-match ban for coin-throwing against Burnley last week that rules him out of Chelsea's games against Newcastle on Saturday, Arsenal the following week and Bolton on 6 December.
Moyes, has been fined £5,000 after being found guilty of improper conduct when referee Alan Wiley sent him to the stands during Everton's 3-2 win at Stoke City in September. Moyes was incensed that Everton were not awarded a penalty when a Stoke player handled the ball in the area.
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