Five-match racial abuse ban for Shelvey….

Jonjo Shelvey and Romain Saiss.

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has been banned for five games and fined £100,000 after being found guilty of using insulting words and language towards an opponent, the Football Association has announced. A Football Association statement read: “Jonjo was charged with using abusive and/or insulting words towards an opponent in the 87th minute of the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, 17th September 2016. “It was further alleged that this breach of Rule E3(1) was an “Aggravated Breach” as defined in Rule E3(2), as it included reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or nationality. “The player, who denied the charge at an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, was also ordered to attend an FA education course. “The sanction has been set aside pending consideration for an appeal.  The player has seven days from receipt of written reasons in which to lodge any appeal. “The club and the player will await the FA’s written reasons before making any further comment on this matter.”

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