Mascherano recieves additional two-game ban

03 April 2008
Liverpool's Javier Mascherano has been fined £15,000 and given an additional two match suspension after an FA hearing on Thursday. The Argentina international was sent-off during his side's 3-0 defeat against Manchester United a fortnight ago after berating referee Steve Bennett. Mascherano admitted a charge of improper conduct in relation to his behaviour and has already served a one match ban for the sending-off. The additional suspension will come into force with immediate effect.