BREAKING: Mitrovic 'could be banned for the rest of the season' after shoving the referee
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Fulham star man Alexandar Mitrovic could face a ban that will rule him out of the remainder of the 22/23 season.
On Sunday, Marco Silva’s men arrived at Old Trafford looking to end Manchester United’s treble hopes.
After scoring the opener with 50 minutes on the clock, things started to unravel drastically for Mitrovic and Fulham in the 72nd minute.
Jadon Sancho had rounded Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno before Willian seemingly prevented the ball going into the back of the net with his arm.
During the VAR check, Fulham boss was sent off for mouthing off towards the referee Chris Kavanagh.
Kavanagh then pointed to the spot and showed Willian a red card.
At this point, the red mist descended onto Mitrovic as he got far too close and personal with Kavanagh, shoving him with his chest, which resulted in another red card.
On Monday night, the FA officially charged the Serbian, whilst hinting at a potential lengthy ban.
A statement read: “The FA has claimed that the standard punishment which would otherwise apply to Aleksandar Mitrovic for the sending-off offence of violent conduct that he committed towards the match referee is clearly insufficient.
“In addition, Aleksandar Mitrovic’s behaviour and/or language was allegedly improper and/or abusive and/or insulting and/or threatening following his dismissal.”
What was Mitrovic thinking? Assault and verbal abuse Red. Two of the most obvious reds you’ll ever see. pic.twitter.com/GrFLBbf1Jq— Stretford Post (@StretfordPost) March 19, 2023
This could mean that Mitrovic is facing a long time away from the pitch and according to The Times, he could miss the remainder of Fulham’s season.
The president of the Referee’s Association, Paul Field, has urged the suspension to be longer than 10 matches, which means Mitrovic will not play again this season.
Field said: “I hope it's more than 10 games. That only really goes through to the end of the season.
“Think about what Eric Cantona did nearly 30 years ago and he got nine months. I think they should put a really decent time on this.”
How long will Mitrovic be banned for? Only time will tell.
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