Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed today that striker Fernando Forestieri will face a three-game ban after accepting the Football Association violent conduct charge.
Fernando Forestieri has received a three-match ban with immediate effect
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) September 6, 2018
The game against Mansfield Town at Field Mill on Tuesday, July 24 during our pre-season buildup saw a brawl on the pitch and both Forestieri and Jacob Mellis have now been punished following the event.
He has been fined £25,000 and will miss matches against Stoke City, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest. Mellis also receives a three-game ban although he was only fined £1,500. Wednesday directly will have to cough up £20,000 with Mansfield receiving a fine of £3,000.
The bans come into play with immediate effect and he will come back into manager Jos Luhukay’s plans and contention when we host Leeds United on Friday, September 28.
Reactions on social media are fairly mixed and pretty tasty so you’ll have to read those for yourselves, but on the one hand, it’s no great surprise to see a ban especially as he admitted the charge, but on the other, why it took this long is beyond me and it doesn’t answer all the questions fans have about the incident given the varying claims.