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FA suspends Darnell Fisher for three games after grabbing genitals of Sheffield Wednesday's Callum Paterson

Last updated 1 month ago | By Reuters

A screengrab showing Darnell Fisher grabbing the genitals of Sheffield Wednesday Callum Paterson. [Photo: Sky Sports News]

Darnell Fisher has been suspended for three games after grabbing the genitals of Sheffield Wednesday's Callum Paterson during Preston's game on Saturday.

The Football Association (FA) on Friday handed Preston North End full-back Darnell Fisher a three-game suspension for misconduct after he appeared to grab the groin of Sheffield Wednesday forward Callum Paterson during a Championship clash.

The incident, which occurred as Preston prepared to defend a corner in the 62nd minute of their 1-0 victory at Deepdale last Saturday, was not spotted by match officials at the time but caught on video.

The FA said that Fisher initially denied the charge when he faced an independent regulatory commission for a breach of Rule E1.

"However, during a subsequent hearing, the independent regulatory commission found that the incident constitutes violent conduct and imposed the automatic suspension with immediate effect," the FA said in a statement. 

The video courtesy of Sky Sports News:

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