Liver­pool’s El­liott handed 14-day ban for Kane abuse

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Sport Football - By Chris Bas­combe

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.

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