Posted November 06, 2013

Fulham’s Sascha Riether suspended three games for stomp on Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj

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Sascha Riether will miss games against Liverpool, Swansea and West Ham. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Sascha Riether will miss games against Liverpool, Swansea and West Ham. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Fulham defender Sascha Riether has been suspended three games for stomping on Manchester United forward Adnan Januzaj during a Premier League match last Saturday.

According to a report Wednesday from the Associated Press, the English Football Association went back and reviewed footage of an incident that was missed by match officials at the game held at Craven Cottage, which ended in a 3-1 win for Man U.

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Based on the tapes, the EFA charged the German right back with violent conduct, and issued the following statement:

“Following an independent regulatory commission hearing today, Fulham’s Sascha Riether has been suspended for three matches with immediate effect after he accepted an FA charge for violent conduct.”

The 30-year-old Riether accepted the suspension upon hearing the news. He will miss league games against Liverpool, Swansea and West Ham.

Riether tweeted on Monday that he wants to apologize to his teammates and Januzaj, saying that “frustration got the better of me.”

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