A football player has been suspended for six matches after it was found he shoved a Plymouth Argyle ball boy to the ground.Read the full story ›
The FA have released the following statement:
"Leyton Orient’s Liam Kelly has been suspended for six matches with immediate effect following the game at Plymouth Argyle on February 14 2017.
It was alleged he committed an act of violent conduct in the 86th minute which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, contrary to FA Rule E3.
Furthermore, The FA claimed that the standard punishment for the offence would be clearly insufficient.
The player denied both the charge and the claim, however, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Friday evening [February 17 2017], the case in respect of the charge of violent conduct was found proven.
Furthermore, the Regulatory Commission considered the standard penalty to be insufficient and ordered he serve an additional three match suspension, resulting in six matches in total."
The video, from PAFC TV, shows the moment a ballboy was shoved to the ground by the captain of a professional football team.
The Football Association published the following statement regarding the issue:
"Leyton Orient’s Liam Kelly has been charged by The FA following the game at Plymouth Argyle on 14 February 2017.
It is alleged he committed an act of violent conduct in the 86th minute which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, contrary to Rule E3.
Furthermore, The FA has submitted a claim that the standard punishment for this alleged offence would be clearly insufficient.
The player has until 6pm on 17 February 2017 to respond to the charge."
Plymouth Argyle have issued this statement following their 3-2 loss to Leyton Orient:
"During Tuesday night's match against Leyton Orient......one of our ballboys was shoved to the ground by Orient captain Liam Kelly.
We have reviewed videos of the incident and we regard any physical or oral assault against our ballboys, or any representative of Argyle, to be utterly unacceptable.
We have reported the incident to the FA for them to take the appropriate action.
We are glad to say that the ballboy, although shocked by the incident, is otherwise okay and we thank the Green Army, on his behalf, for their concerns."
This is the moment Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was given a proper West Country welcome to Home Park.
He was presented with a giant pasty to give him a taste of a South West delicacy.
So, how did it go down?
It's after Mr Klopp joked that he had no idea where Plymouth actually was, this present was put together to help educate him:
Liverpool take the lead after keeping possession for much of the beginning of the match - Lucas brings it home with a header.
But the fans will not be defeated!
Still 0-1 to Liverpool after a couple of chances to score.
Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool football club, will get a real West Country welcome at Home Park tonight.
As his team prepare to face off against Plymouth Argyle in their third round FA Cup replay, the home team is preparing a little surprise...a giant pasty.
It's after Mr Klopp joked that he had no idea where Plymouth actually was, this present should help educate him:
Whichever was the game goes tonight, Liverpool certainly won't be going home hungry.
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