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Ibrahimovic and Mings clashed during Saturday's match at Old Trafford.
Ibrahimovic and Mings clashed during Saturday's match at Old Trafford.
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Bournemouth's Mings gets 'extraordinary' 5-match ban for stamp on Ibrahimovic

Ibrahimovic received a three-match ban for elbowing Tyrone Mings in a separate incident.
Mar 8th 2017, 4:45 PM 20,419 54

Updated at 16.50

BOURNEMOUTH DEFENDER TYRONE Mings has been handed a five-match ban for his stamp on Man United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a Premier League clash last Saturday, with the Cherries subsequently calling the punishment “extraordinary”.

Mings claimed the stamp was accidental in a post-match interview, but it hasn’t stopped the FA from increasing the usual three-match ban handed out for violent conduct.

Swedish striker, Ibrahimovic, meanwhile, received a three-match ban for elbowing Mings in a separate incident.

Reacting to the news, Bournemouth expressed disappointment with the verdict and hinted that they would be challenging the ruling.

A statement from the club read: “AFC Bournemouth are extremely disappointed with the FA Regulatory Commission’s decision to find Tyrone Mings guilty of the charges against him and impose a five-game suspension, following Saturday’s incident at Old Trafford involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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“We will study the detailed reasons of the commission once they become available but find it extraordinary that the charges can be described as ‘proven’ when there is absolutely no evidence to prove the incident was intentional.

It is our strongly held belief — backed up by our relationship with the player, and knowledge of his background and character — that it was an accidental collision.

“Tyrone twice apologised to Ibrahimovic during the match for the accidental collision and also reiterated that there was no intent straight after the final whistle in a series of television interviews.

We fully support our player. Tyrone has an excellent disciplinary record and has not been sent off in 75 matches as a professional. During that time he has only received 13 yellow cards — the last of which came in April 2015.

“The club will be making no further comment.”

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