There we have it, Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings has been banned for five games following his clash with Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the sides’ 1-1 draw last weekend.
Both players were charged with violent conduct retrospectively following the match, and while ‘Ibra’s’ Red Devils accepted his punishment, the Cherries appealed, which has not had the desired effect.
AFC Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings will serve a five-match suspension, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today.
— The FA (@FA) 8 March 2017
Mings will now miss the next quintet of the south coast side’s games, which will come as a real blow given that they are just five points above the relegation zone.
They will play West Ham, Swansea, Southampton, Liverpool and Chelsea without the former Ipswich Town defender, all of which could be vital matches for them, especially the Swans clash given both teams’ proximity to the bottom three.
With this being such big news and a story that has gripped many, there has been quite the outcry on Twitter…
Zlatan gets 3 and Mings gets 5 match ban? This is corruption @fa
— Groundhog FC (@ArsenaLos) 8 March 2017
Absolute joke that Mings given 2 games more than Ibrahimovic. Both could have caused serious injury & ZI also attempted a stamp . Farce IMO
— Billy Campbell (@BillyCampbell_1) 8 March 2017
Zlatan 3 match ban and Mings a 5 match ban cause he appealed
— Aaron (@TheAaronWalsh) 8 March 2017
Mings 5 game ban? Zlatan 3? How that work then? Big club little club syndrome thats how!! Apologies … Mings jumped into his elbow.
— Simon Hewlett (@shewey64) 8 March 2017
FA give Mings of AFC Bournemouth a 5 match ban. What a ridiculous finding. FA a total joke. Disgusting outcome.
— Frankcallaghanart (@FrankCArt) 8 March 2017
Tyrone Mings get 5 match ban and IBRA get 3 for deliberately throwing the elbow not much in different IBRA got away wit 3 match ban
— Joe Cassidy Athlone (@JoeCassidyIRE) 8 March 2017
If the FA 100% have "PROVEN" that Mings stamped on Zlatan's head with metal studs, I can only assume they'll be escalating it to the police.
— Sam Davis (@samdavisuk) 8 March 2017
Length of Mings ban shows FA *can* investigate thoroughly. They should have done the same with Zlatan, whose elbow was premeditated.
— Harry Sherlock (@Harry_Sherlock) 8 March 2017