29 Dec 2011

Suarez gets another ban

10:49 am on 29 December 2011

The Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has been banned for one match and fined $40,000 by the English FA for making an offensive gesture to Fulham fans after Liverpool lost a Premier League football match at Craven Cottage earlier this month.

Liverpool were also fined $40,000 and warned as to their future conduct by the FA after their players surrounded referee Kevin Friend who had sent off Jay Spearing in the second half of the match which Fulham won 1-nil.

Last week Suarez was banned for eight matches and fined $80,000 by the FA for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in October.

He intends to appeal against that decision so was eligible to play in Liverpool's Premier League match against Newcastle United this weekend, but will now miss the game.