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3-match ban would be 'clearly insufficient' - Bournemouth star in hot water over Zlatan stamp

The Swedish striker and Tyrone Mings have both been charged by the FA for violent conduct.

AFC Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings (left) and Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Premier League match at Old Trafford.
AFC Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings (left) and Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Premier League match at Old Trafford.
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BOURNEMOUTH’S TYRONE MINGS and Man United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic have both been charged with violent conduct following the pair’s clash at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Mings appeared to deliberately stamp on Ibrahimovic in Saturday’s 1-1 draw between the sides, while the Swedish star subsequently elbowed his opponent, though both players have denied their actions were intentional.

The FA have also suggested Mings could be in line to get a harsher punishment than the usual three-match ban given for violent conduct.

A statement from the association read: “The players were involved in two separate incidents in or around the 44th minute which were not seen by the match officials at the time but caught on video.

“Furthermore, The FA has submitted a claim that the standard punishment that would otherwise apply for the misconduct committed by the Bournemouth defender is ‘clearly insufficient’.

“Both players have until 6pm on Tuesday 7 March 2017 to reply to their charge.

“Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three former elite referees.

“Each referee panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence. For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous.”

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