Kolo ban is proportionate - PFA

BY foxsports • May 27, 2011

An Independent Regulatory Commission convened by the Football Association were satisfied the Manchester City defender did not intend to enhance sporting performance or to mask the use of a performance-enhancing substance. Toure, who took water tablets belonging to his wife, will be available for his club in September. A PFA spokesman told BBC Sport: "The suspension is a proportionate sanction for the offence that was committed." Toure was a spectator as City clinched a place in the Champions League for the first time and won the FA Cup. Toure spoke of his relief at the verdict and there are some who feel he has been let off lightly. But the PFA spokesman added: "He missed the FA Cup final and winning their first major trophy in 35 years. "Plus there was the build-up to City claiming third place for a Champions League spot. So as a consequence of this verdict, his season has been affected significantly."

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