Tyrone Mings given five-match ban for stamp

The Bournemouth player was found to have stamped on the head of Zlatan Ibrahimovic during last weekend's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford

BY Cian Roche 16:35 Wednesday 8 March 2017, 16:35 8 Mar 2017

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Bournemouth will be without defender Tyrone Mings for five games after the he was found guilty of a stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Mings was charged with violent conduct following his altercation with the Manchester United striker last weekend.

The pair clashed during a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford and Mings was cited for what replays showed was a stamp to the back of the Swedish striker's head.

Ibrahimovic was yesterday banned for three games for retaliating to the stamp with an elbow to the head of the 23-year-old.

"AFC Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings will serve a five-match suspension, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today," the FA said today.

"Mings was charged with violent conduct in relation to an incident in or around the 44th minute of the game against Manchester United."

Bournemouth almost immediately responded to the ban, with the club saying they were "extremely disappointed" at the decision and that the club found it "extraordinary" that the charges could be described as 'proven'.

"AFC Bournemouth are extremely disappointed with the FA Regulatory Commission's decision to find Tyrone Mings guilty of the charges against him and impose a five-game suspension, following Saturday’s incident at Old Trafford involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic," the statement read.

"We will study the detailed reasons of the commission once they become available but find it extraordinary that the charges can be described as ‘proven’ when there is absolutely no evidence to prove the incident was intentional.

"It is our strongly held belief – backed up by our relationship with the player, and knowledge of his background and character – that it was an accidental collision.

"Tyrone twice apologised to Ibrahimovic during the match for the accidental collision and also reiterated that there was no intent straight after the final whistle in a series of television interviews.

"We fully support our player. Tyrone has an excellent disciplinary record and has not been sent off in 75 matches as a professional. During that time he has only received 13 yellow cards – the last of which came in April 2015.

"The club will be making no further comment."


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