Pintado gets further punishment

18 September 2009 08:12
Swansea City striker Gorka Pintado has been handed a further one-match ban for his dismissal in their 2-1 Carling Cup defeat by Scunthorpe United. Pintado was punished by the Welsh FA for failing to leave the pitch quickly enough following his protest. The Spanish striker was also punished by the Football Association of Wales for throwing a water bottle on the ground in front of the linesman. Pintado will now miss Swansea's league game with QPR on Saturday, 5 October. The 31-year-old had already missed Swansea's league game with Watford - the customary one-match ban - after picking up two yellow cards in their stormy league cup win over Scunthorpe. But the Welsh FA charged him with improper conduct after referee James Linington reported Pintado for not leaving the field quick enough. Swansea were not fined by the Welsh FA and a club spokesman said: "We put forward a very good case and the FAW gave us a fair hearing. "Our case must have been very strong because the charges relating to improper conduct normally carry a two-match ban and a hefty fine." Pintado was one of three Swansea players red-carded by Linington as Gary Monk and Angel Rangel were dismissed in a chaotic cup game at the Liberty Stadium. And the Swans ended the game with just seven men as Stephen Dobbie was forced off injured and Paulo Sousa had used his allocated three substitutes.

Source: BBC_Sport

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