Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been suspended for one match, fined £20,000 and warned as to his future conduct after admitting a Football Association charge of improper conduct.
The 24-year-old Uruguayan international will miss Friday's Premier League game against Newcastle United at Anfield as a result.
Suarez, recently given an eight-game ban for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra, was charged for an abusive hand gesture following the 1-0 defeat at Fulham on 5 December.
He raised the middle finger of his left hand as he walked off the pitch.
Liverpool have also been fined £20,000 for failing to control their players in the same match.
Reds midfielder Jay Spearing was sent off during the game, prompting several Liverpool players to remonstrate with referee Keith Friend.
The club admitted the charge of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion but contested the financial penalty.
However, an independent regulatory commission ruled the £20,000 punishment was applicable.
As it stands, Suarez will miss almost a quarter of the league season because of the two suspensions.