Former Chelsea star Raul Meireles has been banned for 11 games in Turkey.

Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Meireles has been hit with an 11-match ban for spitting at a referee.

The Portuguese international is now in Turkey with Fenerbahce and was accused following his dismissal in the country's most ferocious derby against Galatasaray last weekend.

Meireles confronted referee Halis Ozkahya after he was given a second yellow card in the second half of the 2-1 defeat. It was claimed then that he spat at the official while also making a homophobic remark.