Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic has been handed an 8-match ban after pushing referee Chris Kavanagh during Fulham’s FA Cup defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford last month.
Mitrovic was subsequently charged with violent conduct, as well as with using “improper, abusive, insulting and threatening” language towards Kavanagh.
Following a hearing by an independent regulatory commission, it was revealed that Mitrovic would be banned for a total of eight matches, with the striker also receiving a £75,000 fine.
The Serbian striker served the first game of his suspension in Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League defeat at Bournemouth and will now miss Fulham’s next seven top-flight matches.
Fulham’s head coach Marco Silva was also shown a red card during the defeat to United, and he will serve a two-game touchline ban after being charged with improper conduct and using “abusive and insulting” language. A further £40,000 penalty was issued against Fulham for failing to control their players.
A spokesperson from Fulham informed that they will appeal the sanction. He further said, “We note the decision of the independent regulatory commission to sanction Aleksandar Mitrovic and Marco Silva. Our current intention is to appeal both sanctions, however we will await the written reasons before confirming our final position.”