Accrington Stanley FC's Sam Finley suspended for 8 matches and fined £850

Tuesday 21 Apr 2020

Sam Finley has been suspended for eight matches, fined £850 and must attend face-to-face education following a breach of FA Rule E3.

The Accrington Stanley FC midfielder admitted using abusive or insulting language during the 23rd minute of an EFL League One fixture against Rochdale AFC on Wednesday 1 January 2020. The language used was contrary to FA Rule E3(1) and constituted an ‘aggravated breach’, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included a reference to nationality.

The independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons for the sanction can be found below.

By FA Staff