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Exclusive reveals what Jonjo Shelvey allegedly said to get five match suspension and £100k fine

4 years ago
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Earlier today, The FA released an official statement (see below) confirming Jonjo Shelvey had been found guilty on his misconduct charge.

Meeting in Birmingham on Monday to hear all parties in the case, the independent regulatory commission eventually dismissing the Newcastle player’s claims of innocence.

Instead they believed the accounts of Wolves player(s) and handed down a five game ban and £100,000 fine.

Newcastle United and Jonjo Shelvey have seven days to decide whether to appeal.

Tuesday night sees an exclusive from The Mail, revealing what was alleged to have been said.

The newspaper reporting that Jonjo Shelvey is alleged to have called Wolves player Romain Saiss a ‘smelly Arab’.

Official FA Statement on Jonjo Shelvey:

‘Jonjo Shelvey has been given a five-match suspension and £100,000 fine after an FA misconduct charge against him was found proven.

The Newcastle United player was charged with using abusive and/or insulting words towards an opponent in the 87th minute of the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday 17 September 2016.

It was further alleged that this breach of Rule E3(1) was an “Aggravated Breach” as defined in Rule E3(2), as it included reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or nationality.

The player, who denied the charge at an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, was also ordered to attend an FA education course.

The sanction has been set aside pending consideration for an appeal. Any appeal must be lodged within seven days from receipt of written reasons which will be produced in due course.’

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