Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou gets six-game ban for spitting
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 22/05/18 10:17am
Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou has been suspended for six matches for spitting at a Birmingham player during a match in April.
The Senegal international had denied spitting an the opponent in the 52nd minute of the Championship match on April 10, but was found guilty of the charge by an independent regulatory commission.
The 25-year-old joined City from French side Angers last summer and scored 13 times in the Championship in his debut season.
The ban will come into effect at the start of next season.
City said in a statement they were "extremely disappointed" with the decision of the commission and continued to give their "full support" to Diedhiou, who "vehemently denies the allegation".
The club has asked the Football Association for the full written reasons behind the decision and said they would consult with their legal team over a possible appeal.
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