OFFICIAL: Zlatan Ibrahimovic And Tyrone Mings Charged With Violent Conduct By FA

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The inform Swedish star will not escape punishment for his conduct against Mings in the 1-1 draw against Bournemouth at the weekend.

League cup winning Manchester United failed to take advantage of their form and the slip ups from other teams as they lost a chance to break into the top-4 for the first time in more than 3 months.

The Red Devils were held to a frustrating point at Old Trafford by Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side and though the visitors were reduced to 10-men, Manchester United failed to break them down, keeping put at the 6th place.

Though the game had plenty for football fans to enjoy, there were a couple of incidents that do not belong on a football field.

Bournemouth player Tyron Mings was seen stepping on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s head early in the game and the Swedish international did not take it in his stride.

He retaliated not too long ago and came up with a  blatant elbow to his face during the game, which was also caught on camera.

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Though both players escaped a red during the game, they were never going to escape punishment from the FA, who does not take these things lightly.

And both players are now charged with violent conduct by the governing body which has given the duo until 6 pm on Tuesday to respond.

In a statement by the FA, they were clear that a basic 3-match ban was not sufficient for the Bournemouth defender who might face a further extension if the acquisitions are upheld, which will be a big blow for Bournemouth.

But what will be a bigger blow for Manchester United will be the ban on their top goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swede will also face a similar ban of three games, which will see him miss league games against Middlesbrough and West Brom while also playing no part in the FA Cup tie against Chelsea later in the month.

Under FA disciplinary rules any incident not seen by the match officials is reviewed by three ex-referees, who must all agree a red-card offense has been committed before a charge is issued.

Both players will put forth their plea on Tuesday but neither player is expected to come out with a reduced punishment.

Do you think the FA are right in giving a 3-match ban for this incident?


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