Football

What other spitters got

FRANCESCO TOTTI 
(Three-match ban at Euro 2004)

The Italy forward was hit with a three-match ban for spitting at Denmark's Christian Poulsen in the opening game of Group C after an appeal was lodged with Uefa following the goalless draw.

PATRICK VIEIRA 
(Six-match ban in EPL, 1999)

Having been shown a second yellow card, the Arsenal captain spat furiously at West Ham defender Neil Ruddock, picking up a fine and a six-game ban for his misdemeanour. Arsenal lost the game 2-1.

EL HADJI DIOUF 
(Two-match ban in Uefa Cup, 2003)

The former Liverpool winger was banned for two games, fined two weeks' wages by the club and a further £5,000 ($10,500) by Glasgow's sheriff court when he aimed saliva at Celtic fans during Liverpool's 1-1 Uefa Cup tie at Celtic Park.

FABIEN BARTHEZ (Six-month ban in 2005)

Having returned to Marseille, the former Manchester United goalkeeper was handed a six-month ban after spitting at the referee following an on-field brawl between the French side and Wydad Casablanca during a friendly match. - PA Sport.