Defence blow, Virgil van Dijk's ban extension and response


Virgil van Dijk's reaction to his ban extension

Virgil van Dijk's heated moment with John Brooks
Virgil van Dijk's heated moment with John Brooks

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk has acknowledged his responsibility for the misconduct that has led  to the extension of his ban in the Reds' 2-1 victory against Newcastle United.

Following a challenge on Alexander Isak, Van  Dijk was sent off and subsequently received a regular game ban. However, on Friday, an Independent Regulatory Commission decided to extend this ban for an additional game.

At first, he was given a suspension that lasted for a single match. This suspension was served during his team's game against Aston Villa. However, he was later accused of improper conduct due to his response towards John Brooks after being shown a red card.

As part of their disciplinary action, the FA imposed a fine of £100,000 on him. This was the first time that the Dutch skipper has been ejected in his tenure with Liverpool, which means he will not be able to participate in the upcoming match against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Molineux.

Following the harrowing news that surfaced on Friday, the 32-year-old centre-half utilized social media to express his thoughts on the panel's determination to prolong his suspension. He acknowledged his acceptance of the verdict.

He wrote on his Instagram story: "Following the announcement today, I'd just like to make [it] clear [that] I totally accept the panel's decision.

"It was the first red card of my Liverpool career and I let my frustrations get the better of me, in an intense and heated moment.

"I apologised immediately after the game to the match officials and take full responsibility.

"Time to move forward now. I will continue supporting the team in every way I can."

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