Manchester City Forward, Sergio “Kun” Agüero, has been given a three match ban.
Agüero was banned retroactively after the English Football Association reported to have caught him on television cameras elbowing West Ham player, Winston Reid, during the City victory last weekend.
The referee at that game, Andre Marriner, did not see the incident and City appealed the ban, but the suspension was upheld and the Football Association deemed the elbow by Agüero as violent conduct on Friday.
“Sergio Aguero will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after an FA charge of violent conduct against him was found proven,” read a statement from the Football Association. “The Manchester City forward was involved in a 76th-minute incident with West Ham United’s Winston Reid on Sunday (28 August 2016), which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. The club denied the charge and submitted further that, if it was to be found proven, the standard punishment would be clearly excessive. On finding the charge proven at a hearing today (Friday 2 September 2016), an Independent Regulatory Commission went on to reject the club’s further claim to decrease the three-match ban.”
The suspension of Agüero will begin on September 10 which is the date of the Manchester Derby in which City will face off against crosstown rival, Manchester United.
Agüero will also miss the City tie against Bournemouth on September 17 and an English Football League Cup match against Swansea that occurs four days later.