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Last Updated: Friday, 9 March 2007, 17:02 GMT
Adebayor handed new ban and fine
Emmanuel Adebayor protests after his red card in the Carling Cup final
Adebayor's appeal for wrongful dismissal was turned down
Arsenal's Emmanuel Adebayor has been banned for an additional game and fined 7,500 for his reaction after he was sent off in the Carling Cup final.

The striker had to be hauled off the pitch after being dismissed for aiming a punch at Chelsea's Frank Lampard.

Despite Adebayor's appeal, the Football Association found him guilty of "reacting aggressively and failing to leave the field of play immediately".

Adebayor was banned for three games for the initial offence.

The 23-year-old's appeal against the red card failed and he has already sat out the FA Cup replay against Blackburn and the Premiership meeting with Reading.

606: DEBATE

He will also miss the league matches against Aston Villa and Everton.

A statement from the FA read: "In sentencing, the commission stated that it had taken into account Adebayor's playing record and the mitigation offered.

"Adebayor is currently serving a three-match suspension following his sending-off during the match.

"This additional suspension will come into effect after those three games have been completed."

Meanwhile, Arsenal have admitted a charge of failing to control their players and/or officials.

Chelsea have already admitted the same charge and both clubs have requested personal hearings.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has also responded to an FA request to explain comments made about one of the assistant referees in the Carling Cup final and about the FA's disciplinary procedures.

Wenger's response will now be considered by the FA.

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