March 21 – Fulham’s Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic faces being ruled out for the rest of the season following his sending off at Manchester United at the weekend when he pushed the referee.
Mitrovic has been charged with violent and improper conduct after a straight red card for his action during Sunday’s 3-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat.
A player is typically suspended for three matches after being shown a straight red card for violent conduct, but that ban can be extended, depending on the circumstances.
Paolo di Canio was banned for 11 games in 1998 for shoving referee Paul Alcock when playing in a Premier League game for Sheffield Wednesday against Arsenal.
“The standard punishment which would otherwise apply to Aleksandar Mitrovic for the sending-off offence of violent conduct that he committed towards the match referee is clearly insufficient,” the FA said in a statement.
“In addition, Aleksandar Mitrovic’s behaviour and/or language was allegedly improper and/or abusive and/or insulting and/or threatening following his dismissal.”
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