Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse both suspended

Saturday 07 Mar 2015
Manchester United's Jonny Evans and Newcastle United's Papiss Cisse

Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse and Manchester United’s Jonny Evans will serve suspensions of seven-matches and six-matches respectively with immediate effect. 

This follows the Premier League game on Wednesday 4 March 2015. 

Both players were charged in relation to an alleged breach of FA Rule E1[a] in that in or around the 38th minute of the fixture they spat at each other. 

Mr Cisse accepted the charge and his suspension consists of six matches, which is the standard penalty for this offence, with an additional one match as he has previously accepted a violent conduct charge this season. 

Mr Evans denied the charge but it was found proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Friday [6 March], resulting in a six-match suspension. 

The incidents were not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

Read the written reasons for the Jonny Evans case

By FA Staff