Liverpool's Mascherano cops extended ban

The FA have banned Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano for a further two games for his behaviour after being sent off at Manchester United.

Mascherano was banned for one match after being shown two yellow cards by referee Steve Bennett at Old Trafford.

But the Argentinian has been banned for a further two games after he continued to protest after being shown the red card by the official.

He has also been hit with a £15,000 fine.

Mascherano admitted a charge of improper conduct and was on Thursday told of his further punishment, with the additional suspension coming into effect immediately.

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