Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Manchester City Plan Toure Drugs Fine

Kolo Toure is reportedly set to fight against Manchester City's plan to hand him a heavy fine over his failed drugs test in March. The Ivory Coast international defender was forced to serve a six-month ban from playing by an independent regulatory panel after failing a drugs test when he took one of his wife's slimming pills which contained a banned substance. However, having returned to action for City on completion of the ban, Toure is now set to face a disciplinary hearing with City chiefs over the issue. Toure is expected to be represented by PFA chief Gordon Taylor and his legal advisers at the hearing, while City's club lawyer Simon Cliff and football administrator Brian Marwood will also attend. It is being suggested that City plan to hit Toure with a fine of £1.5million or withhold substantial image-rights payments as punishment, while reports claim the player will not be prepared to accept that without a fight.

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