Bournemouth furious over Ming ban
Bournemouth have slammed an England FA regulatory commission after full-back Tyrone Mings was given a five-match suspension for violent conduct.
Mings was cited for stamping on the head of Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic just before half-time in a volatile Premier League draw at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Ibrahimovic has been banned for three matches for elbowing ings shortly after during the match.
The Bournemouth defender denied the accusation, insisting he did not intend to stand on the Swede, but an independent panel found the charges proven, meaning Mings will miss almost half of Bournemouth’s remaining games this season.
Bournemouth, however, said there was “absolutely no evidence to prove the incident was intentional” and added that Mings has the club’s full support.
The club said in a statement: “We are extremely disappointed with the decision to find Tyrone Mings guilty of the charges against him and impose a fivegame suspension, following Saturday’s incident at Old Trafford involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“We will study the detailed reasons of the commission once they become available but find it extraordinary that the charges can be described as ‘proven’ when there is absolutely no evidence to prove the incident was intentional.
“It is our strongly-held belief — backed up by our relationship with the player, and knowledge of his background and character — that it was an accidental collision.”