Liverpool’s Elliott handed 14-day ban for Kane abuse
Liverpool teenager Harvey Elliott has been given a 14-day ban by the Football Association for using derogatory language about Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
Elliott, 16, was charged after footage emerged of a private Snapchat video dating back to the Champions League final in June.
Elliott admitted a breach of rule E3 which forbids “abusive and/or insulting language and/or behaviour which included reference to a disability”.
Elliott, who was a Fulham player at the time of the incident, issued a statement acknowledging his “immature and senseless” actions. He was given a stern warning by Liverpool about his professionalism and his use of social media.
“Harvey’s apology was sincere, immediate and unequivocal,” said a Liverpool spokesman.
“He has acknowledged his actions were wrong. Given his age when this indiscretion was committed – in a private setting and prior to signing for us – we will continue to work with Harvey on his conduct.
“He knows a repeat of such behaviour while an LFC player would be a breach of our values”
Elliott must also complete a faceto-face education course and pay a £350 fine.