Monday 22 January 2018

Riether handed three match ban for Januzaj stamp

Sascha Riether, pictured, took to Twitter to apologise for stamping on Adnan Januzaj
Sascha Riether, pictured, took to Twitter to apologise for stamping on Adnan Januzaj

Martyn Ziegler

Fulham's Sascha Riether has been banned for three matches after accepting a Football Association charge of violent conduct for stamping on Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj.

The German defender's action was not seen by the match officials but was caught on video.

An FA statement said: "Following an independent regulatory commission hearing today, Fulham's Sascha Riether has been suspended for three matches with immediate effect after he accepted an FA charge for violent conduct.

"Riether was charged by the FA following an incident which occurred in added time of Fulham's game against Manchester United on Saturday 2 November 2013. The incident, which involved United's Adnan Januzaj, was not seen by the by the match officials but was caught on video."

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