York City's Scott Flinders handed five game suspension

Tuesday 23 Aug 2016
York City goalkeeper Scott Flinders

Scott Flinders will serve a five-match suspension with immediate effect after an FA misconduct charge against him was found proven.

The York City player was alleged to have used abusive and/or insulting words contrary to FA Rule E3(1) in or around the 71st minute of the game against AFC Wimbledon on 19 March 2016.

It was further alleged that this was an "aggravated breach" as defined by FA Rule E3(2) as it included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.  

The charge, which the player denied, was found proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission.

Flinders was also fined £1,250, warned as to his future conduct and must compete an education course within four months.

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By FA Staff