Leeds United director Edoardo Cellino banned from football for three games

Leeds United director Edoardo Cellino is banned from all football-related activity for three games following his comments on social media.

Leeds United director Edoardo Cellino has been banned from all football-related activity for three games following comments that he made on social media.

The son of Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has been punished by the Football Association after reportedly calling a supporter a "moron" and a "spastic" during a private exchange on Facebook last month.

Edoardo later apologised and claimed that he did not understand the "severity" of his words because English is not his first language.

Now the FA has stepped in to ban the director from football for the duration of three games, which include Championship matches against Hull City, Charlton Athletic and Preston North End.

A statement from the FA read: "It was alleged social comments made by the Leeds United director were abusive and/or insulting and/or improper in contravention of Rule E3(1). It was further alleged that this breach of Rule E3(1) was an 'Aggravated Breach' as defined in Rule E3(2), as it included a reference to disability.

"The charge, which Mr Cellino denied, was found proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Monday April 18, 2016.

"As well as having to serve his suspension with immediate effect, Mr Cellino was also warned as to his future conduct and must complete an education course within four months."

Cellino has also been fined £5,000.

Share this article now:
Steve Evans, manager of Rotherham United, looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Rotherham United at Loftus Road on August 22, 2015
Read Next:
Cellino: 'Evans needs to shut his mouth'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account