Aston Villa: Leandro Bacuna Given Six-Match Ban For Aggressively Nuzzling Linesman (Video)

Chris Wright

3rd, March 2017



Aston Villa will have to do without the services of Leandro Bacuna for the next six matches after the midfielder received a hefty ban for assaulting a linesman.

The incident occurred in the final few seconds of Villa’s game against Derby last Saturday, when the Dutchman gave the official an aggressive nuzzling over a disputed thrown-in…

Bacuna was subsequently charged with violent conduct by the Football League, who latterly decided to double the standard ban as the circumstances dictated “the standard three-match ban would be clearly insufficient”.

For the record, the 25-year-old has already sat out one match of his elongated suspension having missed Tuesday’s win over Bristol City.

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  1. Macd says:

    Six months is a bit harsh. However, this type of shite definitely needs to be cut out of the game. The constant harassing of referees and sometimes physical intimidation from the players is embarrassing. Can’t think of too many other sports where the players are so petulant and get away with this nonsense. Certainly something admirable about rugby where 99% of the time the players accept the decision and move on with minimal complaint. You can show passion and aggression on the pitch without insulting, berating and threatening officials

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