Toivonen handed four-match ban
PSV's Ola Toivonen has been hit with a four-match ban by the KNVB following an incident against Ajax.
Last Updated: 01/03/11 5:04pm
PSV striker Ola Toivonen has been hit with a four-match suspension by the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) following an incident against Ajax.
Video footage showed the 24-year-old used his elbow in a challenge on Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen during Sunday's goalless draw at the Philips Stadion.
PSV have chosen not to appeal the punishment, imposed by the KNVB Disciplinary Commission.
A statement on their official website said: "Ola Toivonen has been handed a four-match suspension after video footage showed him using his elbow in a challenge against Jan Vertonghen.
"PSV will not lodge an appeal, therefore accepting the decision of the KNVB Disciplinary Commission."
The club added: "PSV is and has always been strongly opposed to all forms of violence on and around the football field.
"Issues of misconduct are taken very seriously and not tolerated."
Toivonen's suspension comes as an ill-timed blow for current Eredivisie leaders PSV as they bid to keep their title push on course.
The Sweden international will miss the impending matches against Excelsior, NEC, FC Utrecht and title rivals FC Twente.
However, the striker, PSV's leading scorer this season, is eligible to feature against Scottish Premier League giants Rangers in the Europa League next week.