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MELLIS BANNED FOR 3 GAMES, CLUB FINED £3,000
12th September 2018 21:28


FA statement on Mansfield v Sheffield Wednesday friendly
mansfieldtown.net, 06 Sep 2018

The Football Association have issued the following statement in relation to the Stags' pre-season friendly match at home to Sheffield Wednesday on July 24.

'Mansfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday have been fined £3,000 and £20,000 respectively after both clubs admitted an FA misconduct charge of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour.

'It follows an incident in the 88th minute of their game on 24 July 2018.

'Furthermore, Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri and Mansfield’s Jacob Mellis have each been suspended for three matches with immediate effect and fined £25,000 and £1,500 respectively after admitting an FA misconduct charge in relation to the same incident at the end of this game.'

Jacob Mellis will therefore miss Stags' next three league matches against Exeter City, Cambridge United and Northampton Town.

https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2018/september/fa-statement/

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Fines and suspensions for Mansfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday after mass brawl
chad.co.uk, by JOHN LOMAS, Thursday 06 September 2018

Mansfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday have been hit with fines and suspensions following their fiery clash at the One Call Stadium on 24th July which ended in a mass brawl. Stags were fined £3,000 and the Owls £20,000 after both clubs admitted an FA misconduct charge of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour. That followed an incident in the 88th minute of the game which saw home boss David Flitcroft go on to the pitch to lead Krystian Pearce off after his skipper clashed with Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri amid allegations of racist comments. Forestieri and Mansfield’s Jacob Mellis have each been suspended for three matches with immediate effect and fined £25,000 and £1,500 respectively after admitting an FA misconduct charge in relation to the same incident at the end of this game which saw both teams fly into a brawl.

The allegation of racist comments against Forestieri, denied by Sheffield Wednesday, is still under investigation.

Read more at: https://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town/fines-and-suspensions-for-mansfield-town-and-sheffield-wednesday-after-mass-brawl-1-9337304

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Fernando Forestieri slapped with three-match Football Association ban for violent conduct in Mansfield ‘friendly’
Sheffield Star, by DOM HOWSON, Thursday 06 September 2018

Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri has received a three-match suspension and been fined £25,000 for the part he played in the mass pre-season friendly brawl against Mansfield Town. The 28-year-old admitted a Football Association violent conduct charge and will miss the Owls' Championship matches against Stoke City, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa after the international break. He will next be available for selection against Leeds United on Friday September 28.

Forestieri appeared to throw a punch at Stags midfielder Calum Butcher following the final whistle of the July 24 warm-up match. The former Watford man was also assaulted himself in the melee that followed, taking a blow to the head from another member of the Mansfield side as tempers boiled over.

Stags midfielder Jaco Mellis has also received a three-match ban after appearing to strike Owls skipper Tom Lees in the contretemps in the post-match fracas before stewards moved in to separate the two warring parties.

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/fernando-forestieri-slapped-with-three-match-football-association-ban-for-violent-conduct-in-mansfield-friendly-1-9337348

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Sheffield Wednesday sweat over possible Fernando Forestieri ban
Fernando Forestieri could be in hot water with the Football Association
Sheffield Star, by DOM HOWSON, Monday 03 September 2018

Sheffield Wednesday could be without talented forward Fernando Forestieri after the international break. Forestieri may be hit with a ban by the Football Association for the part he played in the Owls' bad-tempered pre-season friendly against Mansfield Town on July 24. The 28-year-old, who has been a substitute in Wednesday's last three Championship outings, appeared to throw a punch at Stags midfielder Calum Butcher following the final whistle as tempers boiled over. It sparked a mass brawl involving most of the 22 players on the field.

The Star understands a Football Association disciplinary committee are due to meet imminently to discuss the unruly melee and decide whether Forestieri should face punishment. If Forestieri is found guilty at the hearing, he could be hit with a suspension and possibly a fine.

The unseemly clash broke out after Forestieri had earlier been yellow carded after tangling with Krystian Pearce.

There were also allegations Forestieri made racist remarks to centre-half Pearce, who had to be restrained and escorted off by Mansfield boss David Flitcroft. The Stags reported the incident to the FA and Nottinghamshire Police. Wednesday, in a club statement at the time, said: "The club vehemently refutes any form of racist abuse on our part and will vigorously defend itself should the need arise."

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/sheffield-wednesday-sweat-over-possible-fernando-forestieri-ban-1-9332933

Mansfield midfielder Jacob Mellis could also find himself in hot water with the FA after appearing to strike Owls skipper Tom Lees in the contretemps in the post-match fracas before stewards moved in to separate the two warring parties. Speaking last week, Flitcroft said: “The FA have looked into the incident and sent a report through - we have put our evidence in. "It’s quite unusual it’s lasted this long and the timing is really poor with planning. “It was seven or eight weeks ago and it’s not been resolved. “Jacob Mellis could miss some games and if it’s not resolved before the window then it’s bad practice from the FA for me. “Something has caused them to stall the decision But as a football manager you want it resolving sooner then it is happening.”

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