Manchester City’s, Kolo Toure has received a 6 month ban for testing positive to a banned substance. The Football Association backdated the ban to March making him ineligible to play until September 2011.
Toure admitted taking some of his Wife’s pills that are commonly used for dieting, but confirmed he never intended to use the drug to enhance performance and was not aware that the pills contained a banned substance.
This is the first positive drugs test in the Barclay’s Premier League since Adrian Mutu in 2004.
PENDLE VERDICT – How could an experienced Professional Footballer be so naive as to take something without researching exactly what was in it? We think he deserves the ban and is lucky that it has been backdated to March?
YOUR VERDICT – What do you think?