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Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 January, 2005, 16:44 GMT
LuaLua handed extra ban and fine
Portsmouth's Lomana LuaLua has been given an extra ban and fine after being found guilty of improper conduct after he was sent off against Blackburn.

He had already received a three-match ban for the red card he was shown for a clash with Rovers defender Andy Todd.

LuaLua has now been handed an extra one-game ban and a fine of 5,000 by the Football Association for returning to the pitch after his dismissal.

He has until 1200 GMT on Wednesday to appeal against the decision.

LuaLua said last week he planned to fight any additional punishment.

"I do not think I deserve a longer suspension," he said.

"I deserved to go but I wasn't going back on to the pitch to fight, I wanted to tell the referee I'd been punched."

After the match, which saw Portsmouth finish with nine players on the pitch, Pompey coach Joe Jordan admitted his player had been in the wrong.

"I think Lua showed a little bit of a reaction. He has apologised to us for it. I think Lua has touched foreheads with the lad," he said.

"But someone threw a punch and both acts were with intent, but Lua has to face the consequences."

It is not the striker's first brush with the FA over disciplinary matters.

Last month he was charged with abusive behaviour over alleged gestures towards the crowd at Middlesbrough in October.






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