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Aleksandar Mitrovic: Fulham striker charged with violent and improper conduct after red card at Old Trafford

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Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is facing a lengthy ban after the Football Association said its standard punishment for his sending off at Manchester United was “clearly insufficient”.

The Serbia striker has been charged with violent and improper conduct after receiving a straight red card for pushing referee Chris Kavanagh during Sunday’s 3-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat.

And the club has landed an additional charge of failing to control its players in the Old Trafford encounter.

A player is typically suspended for three matches after being shown a straight red card for violent conduct, but that ban can be extended, depending on the circumstances.

Paolo di Canio was banned for 11 games in 1998 for shoving referee Paul Alcock when playing in a Premier League game for Sheffield Wednesday against Arsenal.

Written by Ibrahim Oladamola

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