Leeds United's Liam Cooper to serve a six-match suspension with immediate effect

Wednesday 05 Apr 2017
Leeds United defender Liam Cooper was sent off for the second time this season in their game against Reading

Leeds United’s Liam Cooper will serve a six-match suspension with immediate effect, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

The defender was charged with violent conduct in relation to an incident in or around the 74th minute of the game against Reading on Saturday [1 April 2017] which was not seen by the match officials at the time but caught on video.

Furthermore, The FA claimed that the standard punishment which would otherwise apply for the misconduct committed would be ‘clearly insufficient’.

The player accepted the charge but denied the claim. However, that matter was found proven and his total suspension of six matches includes the standard one additional match for it being his second dismissal of this season.

By FA Staff