Charlie Austin: QPR forward suspended for three games after Nottingham Forest stamp

The incident, which wasn't spotted at the time by match officials but caught on camera, occurred in the 43rd minute of QPR's 3-1 Championship defeat at the City Ground; watch QPR vs Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday live on Sky Sports Football from 2:45pm; kick-off 3pm

Charlie Austin has been in fine form since returning to QPR, scoring six goals in 17 league games.
Image: Charlie Austin has been in fine form since returning to QPR, scoring six goals in 17 league games

Charlie Austin has been suspended for QPR's next three games after being found guilty of a stamp on Nottingham Forest's Ryan Yates last weekend.

The incident, which wasn't spotted at the time by match officials but caught on camera, occurred in the 43rd minute of QPR's 3-1 Championship defeat at the City Ground.

And despite the forward denying his behaviour constituted violent conduct, an independent Regulatory Commission has found him guilty.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and QPR

A statement released via the FA Spokesperson Twitter account read: "Charlie Austin has been suspended for Queens Park Rangers FC's next three matches following a breach of FA Rule E1.1 that occurred during an EFL Championship match against Nottingham Forest on 05/04/21.

"An independent Regulatory Commission found the breach of FA Rule E1.1 proven after considering evidence during a subsequent hearing and imposed the appropriate sanction."

The 31-year-old forward will now miss Saturday's home game against Sheffield Wednesday as well as the away games at Rotherham (April 13) and Middlesbrough (April 17)

Austin has been a revelation for QPR since signing for the club on loan back from West Bromwich Albion in January, scoring six goals in 17 league games.

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