posted on Apr, 6 2004 @ 02:03 PM
on have decided not to appeal against Duncan Ferguson's four-match ban.The Scot was handed the ban after being charged with violent conduct and
improper behaviour following his sending-off at Leicester on March 20.
A Football Association disciplinary hearing in Birmingham fined him 10,000 and suspended him for four games for grabbing Leicester midfielder Steffen
Freund round the neck and then making a gesture to the crowd as he left the field of play.Ferguson's punishment FA fine could well have cast another
shadow over his Everton future.Boss David Moyes, in consultation with the Scottish striker, has decided that the ban will start immediately, ruling
him out of both Easter games games against Tottenham and Leeds, plus the matches with Chelsea and Blackburn.He will then be available for the final
three games of Everton's season, which they hope by then will see them clear of the relegation zone.