AFC Bournemouth’s defender, Tyrone Mings has been handed five match ban with immediate effect after being charged of violent conduct when he was appeared to have threaded on ZLatan Ibrahimovic’s head.
The Football Association panel ruled he deliberately stood on the head of Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Manchester United 1-1 draw with the Cherries. Ibrahimovic was also handed a three match ban for elbowing the 23 year old and the FA made it clear that Mings will serve a further ban if found guilty.
Speaking to the BBC after Saturday’s match, Mings denied any intent of wrongdoing.
He said: “It was a good battle, you know exactly what you are going to get playing against him [Ibrahimovic]. There will be things highlighted more than others, but I enjoyed it.”
The player will miss the five domestic games of Bournemouth as they seek to move from the 14th position they are currently occupying.
The matches Mings will miss:
- 11 March – Bournemouth v West Ham
- 18 March – Bournemouth v Swansea
- 1 April – Southampton v Bournemouth
- 5 April – Liverpool v Bournemouth
- 8 April – Bournemouth v Chelsea
Bournemouth said they are “extremely disappointed” with the FA’s decision after they handed their defender the five match ban.
The loss of Mings adds to the defensive woes of Bournemouth as they have only four defenders left.