FA Charge Sissoko With Violent Conduct

FA Charge Sissoko With Violent Conduct


The Football Association have charged Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko with violent conduct for an elbow on Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter.

The case will be reviewed in front of a panel who will decide whether the Frenchman is guilty of the offence. For Sissoko to be found guilty, the panel must be unanimous in their decision and if guilty, the Spurs midfielder may be banned for three matches.

An FA statement read: “Moussa Sissoko has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

“The Tottenham Hotspur forward was involved in an incident with AFC Bournemouth’s Harry Arter in the 79th minute of the game on Saturday. He has until 6pm on Tuesday October 25 to reply.

“Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three former elite match officials.

“Each panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence.

“For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous”.

Sissoko may be helped by the fact that Arter accepted Sissoko’s apology and says he believed that the player didn’t mean the elbow.

“After the game he apologised. I’m not one to hold grudges. He said sorry, he didn’t mean [to do] it, so that’s end of,” the Bournemouth man said after the match.

“It looks like he elbowed me but he apologised and said it was an accident so that’s good to me”.