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.
Latest in Sport
Paul Scholes: Manchester United vs Liverpool - I don't understand why Brendan Rodgers was not more attacking against Basel
Jesus Christ plays for Chelsea - that's what one in five children thinks
Transfer Talk: Nemanja Vidic to return to Manchester United; Hazard to leave Chelsea; Sunderland want Radamel Falcao
Frank Warren column: Don't bet on Amir Khan landing pay day against Floyd Mayweather
Manchester United transfer news: Kevin Strootman move edges closer
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West