Rio suspended and fined £50,000, and angry Ferguson promises to appeal


BOLTON: Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been banned for eight months by an independent disciplinary commission on Friday for missing a drugs test, a decision that brought cries of anger from both his supporters and detractors. 

The England international had been charged by the Football Association (FA) with a “failure or refusal” to take the test at United's training ground at Carrington on Sept 23. 

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