Toon Skipper Gets Ban!

Last updated : 14 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Smith was once again in the dock for arguing with the referee, and Sam Allardyce even gave him the armband weeks ago so he had an excuse to badger the man in black.

But obviously it hasn´t worked.

Smith was shown red in the closing seconds at Old Trafford and will now miss the FA Cup third-round replay against Stoke on Wednesday and the Barclays Premier League clash with Bolton.

Nicky Butt, is also out of the club's next two fixtures after he was cautioned for the 10th time this season in the first match against the Potters.