Bournemouth: Tyrone Mings Given Five-Match Ban For Stamping On Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Who Receives Three-Match Ban For Elbowing Him In Retaliation

Chris Wright

8th, March 2017

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Tyrone Mings has been handed a five-match ban by the FA for tussling with Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the 1-1 draw between Manchester United and Bournemouth on Saturday.

The pair were both charged with violent conduct after Mings raked his studs across Ibrahimovic’s head before taking an elbow to the cheekbone from the Swede by way of recompense.

After metering out the charges, the FA did mention Mings was liable to serve a longer suspension as their standard sanction would be “clearly insufficient” punishment for his particular transgression.

Lo and behold…

“In or around the 44th minute”? Give over chaps, you know exactly when it was. Let’s not be daft.

Ibrahimovic, for the record, was given a three-match ban yesterday, with Bournemouth left to deride the discrepancy in the FA’s judgement as “extremely disappointing” in a statement issued on their club website.

Given that both players thrashed seven shades out of each other, we’re inclined to agree.

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  1. SomeFrenchGuy says:

    What about the part when Ibra shoved him to the ground?

  2. AB says:

    Arbitrary. Mings foul *could* have been an accidental misstep – Ibra’s actions less open to interpretation.

    • Geraldo says:

      @AB – did you drop the “U” off your name deliberately or was it an accidental misstep (not in the dictionary by the way…)

  3. RedTillImDead says:

    No AB, it looked intentional. They must judge as so.

    I am amazed that you all seem to think stamping on a head and elbowing (which happens in every single game ever) are the same thing. They aren’t. Mings should get 10 games.

  4. Paul McGuigan says:

    @ Red : It all depends on which side of the fence you are standing.
    In this case, I’m with AB :)

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