Bordeaux captain Alou Diarra tonight had his suspension for pushing a referee extended to six games by the Ligue de Football Professionnel's disciplinary committee.
The 29-year-old France midfielder was initially given a three-game ban for shoving Wilfried Bien in the chest after being booked in Les Girondins' 1-0 win at Auxerre on 16 October. He was subsequently sent off.
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 21 October to suspend the player as a precaution."
Diarra has already served the initial three matches, having missed games against Brest, St Etienne and Monaco.
He will now also miss the Ligue 1 encounters at home to Valenciennes and Nancy and away to Arles-Avignon. He will be available to return for the game at home to Lille on 27 November. He is, though, free to play for France in their friendly against England later this month, should national coach Laurent Blanc choose to call him up.
Diarra fouled Alain Traore 21 minutes from time at the Stade de l'Abbe-Deschamps and reacted angrily when the referee produced a yellow card, pushing the official, prompting a second yellow and a red to follow in quick succession. He then apologised to the two assistant referees as he left the field.