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Five match ban for racial abuse for footballer

 Football News 24/

York City goalkeeper Scott Flinders has been suspended from playing from competitive football for five games after being found guilty of racial abuse during a match.

The accusation was brought against the former Crystal Palace and Brighton keeper after a fixture against AFC Wimbledon in March, and the FA have now handed him a ban, along with a £1250 fine, to be imposed with immediate effect.

An FA statement said “The player was alleged to have used abusive and/or insulting words contrary to Rule E3(1).

“It was further alleged that this was an ‘aggravated breach’ as defined by Rule E3(2) as it included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.”

Flinders denied the charge, but it was found proven by an Independent Regulatory Commission, meaning the 29-year-old will miss National League fixtures against Woking, Solihull Moors, Tranmere Rovers, Wrexham and Torquay.



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