Adam Zampa has paid a hefty price for swearing after the legspinner was banned from the Melbourne Stars' BBL clash with Hobart.
Zampa was charged with audible obscenity following the Stars' loss to the Thunder on Monday night, costing him a one-game ban and $5000 fine.
It's believed the comment was not offensive and was not directed at any one player, but rather let out in frustration at the end of an expensive over.
However Zampa's history has come back to hurt him, after he was fined $2500 last BBL season for a similar offence but not banned.
The legspinner has accepted the ban after he was reported by the match referee.
Regardless, it does comes as a blow to the Stars.
Zampa has taken seven wickets at 18.57, and is generally regarded as one of the world's best white-ball spinners.
He will be free to come back in the return bout against the Hurricanes on January 4.