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Player in choking incident gets 27-game ban

sports Updated: Jul 21, 2010 21:12 IST
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Paraguay footballer

Paraguay footballer Jose Pedrozo has been handed a 27 game ban for attempting to choke a referee during a Chilean second division match at the weekend.

The governing body of Chile's professional league handed down the penalty late on Tuesday.

It said the defender was banned 20 games for attempting to choke referee Marcelo Miranda, five more for trying a second time to attack Miranda, and two more for the red card Pedrozo received just moments before the incident.

Pedrozo resigned from the Chilean club Rangers after the match on Saturday and said he was returning to Paraguay.