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PSV's Ola Toivonen faces four-match ban

The Dutch football association have decided to hand PSV attacker Ola Toivonen a four-match ban in the aftermath of the Sweden international's dismissal in the friendly match against RKC last week.

Toivonen received his marching orders in the second half when he insulted the referee following his decision not to award PSV a spot-kick. Additionally, Toivonen allegedly threw a handful of sand toward the man in charge.

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The KNVB is not impressed with Toivonen's behaviour and has consequently given the attacker a hefty suspension. The 24-year-old has until 16.00 CET this afternoon (Tuesday) to appeal the ban.

One positive point for Toivonen is that the ban is only valid for friendly matches, meaning that he won't have to miss any competitive games for the Eindhoven giants.

Nevertheless, the suspension will be yet another blow to Toivonen's questionable reputation. The attacker is currently serving a suspension for elbowing Ajax's Jan Vertonghen and previously made the headlines for all the wrong reasons when he was involved in an incident with NAC's Nemanja Gudelj.