FA statement: Karen Carney ban increased after appeal

Monday 08 Dec 2014

Following an appeal by The FA, the suspension given to Birmingham City player Karen Carney has been increased from one game to three games with immediate effect.

Carney was suspended after being found to have used abusive and/or insulting words towards a player from Bristol Academy during their game on 16 July 2014. 

In addition, the breach was aggravated in that the words used made reference to nationality.

The FA’s appeal to have the original sanction of a one match suspension increased was upheld following an Appeal Board hearing. 

The other sanctions of a £450 fine and the ordering of Carney to complete an education programme remain unchanged.

By FA Staff