Craven Cottage

Next Game

Fulham v Sheff Wed

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Elland Road

Last Game

Leeds 0 - 1 Fulham

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

FA explain Riether ban ruling

Fulham's Sascha Riether was banned for three matches for stamping on Adnan Januzaj because none of the match officials saw the actual stamp, the full findings of the case have revealed.

Last Updated: 08/11/13 at 16:56 Post Comment

Sascha Riether: Will be banned for three games for stamping on Adnan Januzaj

Sascha Riether: Will be banned for three games for stamping on Adnan Januzaj

The German defender was suspended after accepting an FA charge of violent conduct for stamping on the Manchester United player during last Saturday's match at Craven Cottage.

Fulham had challenged the FA's right to deal with the case retrospectively, arguing it was similar to that involving Chelsea's Fernando Torres when he escaped action for scratching Jan Vertonghen because an official had seen part of the incident.

However, an FA regulatory commission dismissed Fulham's argument and imposed the ban.

New rules will come into force on November 22 allowing retrospective action in all cases, even where incidents have been partially seen.

"The commission felt that a distinction could and should be made between these two incidents in that the stamp made by Mr Riether on Mr Januzaj was one of a series of 'comings together' involving a number of players in a melee as opposed to the isolated 'coming together' of Mr Torres with Mr Vertonghen which involved just the two players," said the report.

"The referee clearly states in his written match report that the act of stamping was 'unseen by any of the match officials at the time' and having viewed the DVD footage of the incident the commission had no reason to disbelieve the referee given his position, distance from the melee and the fact that his view was likely to have been obscured."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

heck Opta stats.... Sterling is already better than Alexis on pace and creativity and when he can match him physically he will be ten times the player Sanchez ever was or will be!!

hoggylfc
Rodgers: Sterling can be striker

I

expect Pulis to have a nice Christmas dinner with his family- probably all sitting around the table wearing Christmas themed baseball caps, before he gets the call. Realistically he could end up at any number of clubs, it'll be interesting to see which club folds first.

mark.m
For Foxes' Sake, Call The Pulis...

A

s a Liverpool fan, I personally hate Palace. My pick would probably be Arsenal, which is funny because it seems the vast majority of their own fans don't even like them right now.

mark.m
Who Has Got The Likeability Factor?

Footer 365

Premier League: Mario Balotelli handed one-match ban for social media post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been given a one-match ban by the FA after his controversial post on social media.

Premier League: Agent confirms Hatem Ben Arfa is poised for a January transfer

Hatem Ben Arfa is set for a January move after finding himself unwanted at Newcastle and Hull, his agent has confirmed.

Liverpool: Kolo Toure says Adam Lallana is player of season

Kolo Toure has named Adam Lallana as Liverpool's player of the season despite Raheem Sterling's eye-catching form.

Mail Box

Gonna Party Like It's Your Birthday...

There are an awful lot of folk claiming to share their birthdays with Lionel Messi or Ronaldo, while we have an Arsenal fan who doesn't want to be liked and more...

Manager Of The Month, My A***...

We have a Newcastle fan having a pop at his manager, some mild reaction to last night at Bournemouth, a justication of that Falcao cost and why the Neviller rules...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property