Coin earns Drogba three-match ban

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Didier Drogba has been given a three-match ban by the Football Association after admitting a charge of violent conduct.

Drogba threw a coin back into the Burnley crowd after scoring in Chelsea's Carling Cup fourth-round defeat last Wednesday. The 30-year-old admitted the charge earlier this week and apologised to the Burnley fans after the incident.

"At a regulatory commission today, Chelsea forward Didier Drogba was given a three match suspension," read an FA statement released on Tuesday.

"Drogba admitted a charge of violent conduct. The charge related to Drogba throwing a missile into the away section of the crowd after scoring during the League Cup match against Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday 12 November.

"Drogba will serve the suspension with immediate effect."

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