Burton Albion goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara, who is on a loan from Manchester United, has been prohibited for six games for biting an opponent.
O’Hara was seen as liable of a charge which emerged from an incident including Peterborough’s Sammie Szmodics during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Burton.
Brewers supervisor Nigel Clough later said his goalkeeper was “unyielding in denying” claims of a bit and affirmed the club would challenge the FA charge.
The goal keeper was also ordered to pay a £2,500 fine following the incident with Peterborough forward Sammie Szmodics.
FA stated on Friday that:
“An independent Regulatory Commission has suspended Kieran O’Hara for six matches with immediate effect and fined him £2,500 for a breach of FA Rule E3.”
“The Burton Albion FC goalkeeper denied that his behaviour during the 44th minute of an EFL League One fixture against Peterborough United FC on Saturday 29 February 2020 amounted to violent and/or improper conduct but the charge was subsequently found proven.”
“The independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons will be published in due course.“