AFC Bournemouth defender, Tyrone Mings says he is “extremely upset” with his five match ban handed over to him by the Football Association.
The Cherries defender was charged of violent conduct after he was captured to have stood on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s head in Manchester United 1-1 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.
“Conduct like that is not part of my game – it would never cross my mind,” said Mings.
Ibrahimovic received a three game ban for elbowing Mings after the heatup and despite deliberate elbowing and stamping are both red card offences and come with a three game ban, the FA said it will increase Mings own if found guilty.
Mings club, Bournemouth was disappointed with the decision describing it as “extraordinary”.
Mings wrote on his Twitter handle showing his disappointment with the decision. He wrote;
“For people to deem that I could intentionally stamp on a fellow professional’s head is upsetting.”
“I am extremely disappointed at the FA’s decision to ban me for what was an accidental collision.
“My foot did not change course and at no point did I try to move my foot towards his head. My only focus was to get back in and defend.”
Mings will miss Bournemouth’s next five games.