Hammers get Fulham boost

5 Apr, 2023
written by Sean Whetstone

Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic has been banned for eight games by an independent commission after pushing referee Chris Kavanagh in their FA Cup loss at Manchester United.

The Serbia striker received a three-match ban for the sending-off, three more for violent conduct and an additional two for “improper, abusive, insulting and threatening” language.

He has also been fined £75,000. Fulham manager Marco Silva will serve a two-match ban after he was sent off.

In addition to an improper conduct charge for allegedly throwing a water bottle in the direction of the assistant referee, Silva was charged with misconduct for comments he made in a news conference following the 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford on 19 March.

Silva admitted abusive behaviour towards match officials and that his post-match comments constituted improper conduct, but denied throwing the water bottle.

Both Mitrovic and Silva will be missing for West Ham’s trip to Craven Cottage this Saturday which could be good news for the Hammers.


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