This Week In Football History: 13 March – 19 March

14 March 2003 — El-Hadji Diouf Gets 2 Week Ban For Spitting At Fan


Wildcard Liverpool forward El-Hadji Diouf got off lightly after spitting at a pair of Celtic supports during a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Cup quarter finals.

The 22-year-old escaped with only a 2-match ban and a £60,000 fine. Less than the expected 4-match ban. Diouf was banned for the second leg which Liverpool lost 2-0.