Drogba should get ban: Taylor

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A three-match ban for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is the only appropriate response to Wednesday night's coin-throwing incident, according to players' chief Gordon Taylor.

Drogba is under fire after throwing a coin back into the crowd while celebrating his 27th-minute goal against Burnley in the Carling Cup fourth-round tie at Stamford Bridge.

Taylor said: "It's there for all to see, he's done something that's against the rules required of players, and a similar situation resulted in a three-match ban for Jamie Carragher."

He added: "So it would be very difficult to avoid an accusation that they (the FA) are inconsistent if they don't follow that line."

Investigations into the incident have been launched by the Metropolitan Police and the FA

Drogba received a yellow card from referee Keith Stroud but it is understood the booking was for a 'one-fingered' gesture to the visiting fans.

Chelsea were dumped out of the competition 5-4 on penalties by the Coca-Cola Championship side and although the Ivory Coast hitman issued a post-match apology for his behaviour, it may not save him from further action.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "I can confirm we are investigating the incident. An inquiry is being conducted by the Football Unit at Fulham police station. No-one has been arrested."

An FA spokesman added: "We are investigating. That's all I can say until we have had a chance to look into it further."

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