Jones banned for two Euro games for in­sults

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS - — AFP

Manch­ester United de­fender Phil Jones will miss the Euro­pean Su­per Cup clash with Real Madrid on Au­gust 8 af­ter UEFA banned him for two matches for in­sult­ing a dop­ing con­trol of­fi­cer fol­low­ing May’s Europa League fi­nal. Jones has been banned for two Euro­pean matches and fined 5,000 eu­ros ($5,873) for “in­sult­ing and di­rect­ing abu­sive lan­guage to­wards the Dop­ing Con­trol Of­fi­cer” and a “lack of co­op­er­a­tion and re­spect to­wards the dop­ing con­trol pro­ce­dure”. His fel­low United de­fender Da­ley Blind was also fined 5,000 eu­ros for “vi­o­la­tion and non-com­pli­ance” with an or­der to re­port to a dop­ing con­trol “im­me­di­ately”, UEFA said in a state­ment. United, who beat Ajax 2-0 in Stock­holm to win the Europa League, were also fined 10,000 eu­ros for fail­ing to en­sure their play­ers were taken “to the dop­ing con­trol sta­tion straight from the pitch as soon as the match is over”.

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