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20.11.2008 Football News

Drogba Banned

Chelsea's Didier Drogba has been banned for three matches for throwing a coin into a section of Burnley fans during their shock Carling Cup defeat.

Drogba threw the coin after scoring in last Wednesday's game at Stamford Bridge and admitted a Football Association charge of violent conduct.

An FA regulatory commission heard the case last Tuesday, looking at video evidence and written submissions.

The 30-year-old striker's suspension takes effect immediately.

The ban brings further disruption to a season that has seen the Cote d'Ivoire international make just five league appearances due to a knee injury, and he will now miss games against Newcastle, Arsenal and Bolton.

Credit — BBC