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Drogba admits violent conduct over coin

November 18, 2008 10:00 IST

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will discover Tuesday whether he is to be punished for throwing a coin at Burnley fans after the FA said he had admitted a charge of violent conduct.

"Chelsea forward Didier Drogba has admitted a charge of violent conduct," a statement on the FA website (www.thefa.com) said Monday. "A regulatory commission will hear the case tomorrow based on video evidence and written submissions."

Drogba was charged last week following the incident at Stamford Bridge Wednesday when he reacted angrily to objects being thrown from an area containing Burnley supporters while he celebrated his first goal of the season.

The Ivory Coast striker, who was also booked for his celebrations, apologised immediately after the League Cup fourth-round tie.

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was banned for three matches in 2002 for throwing a coin back at Arsenal supporters.

Police also investigated the Drogba incident after a complaint from a member of the public.

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