Liverpool's Suarez in trouble again

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has accepted a charge of improper conduct for making an obscene gesture toward Fulham fans during a Premier League match and will serve an immediate one-match ban.

Raised finger salute draws 1-game ban

Liverpool's Luis Suarez seems to be considering a way to keep from saying something controversial, back during this Dec. 5 match against Fulham. Suarez left the pitch with one finger held high. (Matt Dunham/Associated Press)

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has accepted a charge of improper conduct for making an obscene gesture toward Fulham fans during a Premier League match and will serve an immediate one-match ban.

The club has also been fined 20,000 pounds ($31,000) and warned about its future conduct after its players harangued referee Kevin Friend over his decision to send off midfielder Jay Spearing during the same match on Dec. 5.

Suarez, who is considering whether to appeal against an eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, was photographed walking from the pitch following Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Fulham with his middle finger raised.

The Uruguayan will miss Friday's home match against Newcastle.