Bordeaux captain Alou Diarra has seen his suspension for pushing a referee extended to six matches.
The France international was initially handed a three-game ban for shoving Wilfried Bien after being booked in a 1-0 win over Auxerre on 16th October.
His actions led to him being shown a red card and forced to pay the price of his ill-advised actions.
Diarra has now been informed that he must sit out six fixtures, with the Ligue de Football Professionnel's disciplinary committee confirming the punishment.
A statement from the LFP read: "The commission, having reviewed the investigation report and having heard from the player Alou Diarra, assisted by Jean-Louis Triaud (president of Bordeaux) and Alain Deveseleer (director general of Bordeaux), have suspended the player for six games.
"This penalty includes the three-game initial ban handed out following the disciplinary committee's decision on 21st October to suspend the player as a precaution."
Diarra has already sat out games against Brest, St Etienne and Monaco and will now also be missing for fixtures against Valenciennes, Nancy and Arles-Avignon.
The 29-year-old will be in contention to make his return to action in a home date with Lille on 27th November.
His ban only applies to Ligue 1 fixtures so he will be free to represent France in an upcoming friendly date with England, should he be called upon by Laurent Blanc.
Bordeaux are understandably disappointed to find that they will be without their captain for another three matches, but president Triaud has revealed that there are no plans to appeal the LFP's ruling.
"I think it was a harsh decision," he said.
"I expected a little less given that he immediately apologised, didn't show any verbal violence and it was quite a modest jostling.
"I don't think we will appeal the decision though. It would be useless."