Zaha handed one-match ban

  • Last Updated: March 19 2013, 17:48 GMT

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been given a one-match ban and fined £3,000 following an FA charge for improper conduct.

Wilfried Zaha: One-match ban for Crystal Palace forward
Wilfried Zaha: One-match ban for Crystal Palace forward

Zaha had already accepted the charge but requested a personal hearing with the FA's disciplinary panel after he made a gesture towards Leeds fans during the 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park on March 9.

The ban comes into immediate effect, ruling Zaha out of Palace's home game with Birmingham on March 29 when Championship football resumes after the international break.

Eagles manager Ian Holloway had already accepted a charge of improper conduct relating the same game for comments made to match officials after the final whistle.


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