Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic banned for eight matches

Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has been handed an eight-game ban for grabbing referee Chris Kavanagh during his side’s FA Cup defeat to Manchester United.

The Serbia striker received a three-match ban for the sending off, three for violent conduct and an additional two for “improper, abusive, insulting and threatening” language.

The 28-year-old admitted the latter offense, which also came with a £75,000 fine, but unsuccessfully disputed the charges of violent conduct.

Fulham manager, Marco Silva will also serve a two-match ban after he was sent off. However, Marco Silver  admitted using abusive word towards Kavanagh and the fourth official but denied throwing a water bottle towards the assistant referee.

A further £40,000 penalty was issued against Fulham for failing to control their players.
The FA confirmed its plans to appeal the decision of the independent regulatory commission.

In a statement, a spokesperson said: “ We note the decision of the independent regulatory to sanction Aleksandar Mitrovic and Marco Silva.

The London club are currently 10th in the Premier League and host West Ham on Saturday.

Source: sky sports/By Najat Awudu

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