Bournemouth defender, Tyrone Mings was handed a five match ban by the FA for violent conduct after he was adjudged to have stood on the head of Ibrahimovic in Manchester United’s 1-1 with Bournemouth at Old Trafford.
The Cherries defender pleaded not guilty but a five member FA panel proved him guilty and handed a five game ban for Mings.
The defender will miss Bournemouth’s next five games namely; WestHam, Swansea, Southampton, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Ahead of handing Tyrone Mings the ban, AFC Bournemouth released a statement showing their disappointment.
The statement reads;
“AFC Bournemouth are extremely disappointed with the FA Regulatory Commission’s decision to find Tyrone Mings guilty of the charges against him and impose a five-game suspension following Saturday’s incident at Old Trafford involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“We will study the detailed reasons of the commission once they become available but find it extraordinary that the charges can be described as ‘proven’ when there is absolutely no evidence to prove the incident was intentional.
“It is our strongly held belief – backed up by our relationship with the player, and knowledge of his background and character – that it was an accidental collision.
“Tyrone twice apologised to Ibrahimovic during the match for the accidental collision and also reiterated that there was no intent straight after the final whistle in a series of television interviews.
“We fully support our player. Tyrone has an excellent disciplinary record and has not been sent off in 75 matches as a professional. During that time he has only received 13 yellow cards – the last of which came in April 2015.
“The club will be making no further comment.”
Bournemouth lies 14th on the Premier League table as they battle for survival.