Kolo Toure Banned For Six Months Over Drug Test FAIL

Chris Wright

27th, May 2011


By Chris Wright

Just a quickie to start the day, with the news that Kolo Toure will miss the start of next season after being handed a six-month ban for testing positive during a post-Manchester derby drug’s test back in February – later admitting that he took his wife’s diet pills in order to hit a weight-loss target set by the club.

Silly bugger.

The FA ban will be back-dated to March 2nd, which is the day that Man City provisionally suspended Toure, and will be lifted again on September 2nd – though the Ivorian will still have to be spot-tested at regular intervals for a further two years.

The ruling means that Toure will not be allowed to participate in any football match or other football-related activities (other than anti-doping education or rehabilitation programmes) until his ban expires.

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  1. dave says:

    a bit excessive over some slimming pills

  2. nicko says:

    Rio gets 8months for missing a drug test.

    This guy FAILS a drug test and gets 6months ban starting nearly 3months ago!!

    The FA are fucked up. Absolutely no consistency.

  3. Kevin says:

    Spot on nicko, the FA criticise FIFA but they are just as big a bunch of wankers!

  4. Ben says:

    Kolo admitted hius guilt; I don’t think Rio did.

  5. Stewe says:

    Wonder what Rio finks, notin on twitter yet but he must be fumin. Half the ban is when there no football anyway.

  6. ChrisB says:

    Rio missed the 2004 Euro’s during his ban so if you are doing drugs, just make it to the test…

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