Manchester United goalkeeper, Kieran O’Hara has been banned for six matches for biting an opponent.
The 23-year-old Irish professional footballer who is currently on loan with Burton Albion was found guilty of an FA charge following an altercation with midfielder Sammie Szmodics in the 1-1 draw with Peterborough last weekend.
O’Hara – who escaped on-field punishment – bit opponent Sam Szmodics on the arm when defending a corner during the game.
The FA released a statement explaining their decision. It read: ‘An independent Regulatory Commission has suspended Kieran O’Hara for six matches with immediate effect and fined him £2,500 for a breach of FA Rule E3.
‘The Burton Albion FC goalkeeper denied that his behaviour during the 44th minute of an EFL League One fixture against Peterborough United FC on Saturday 29 February 2020 amounted to violent and/or improper conduct but the charge was subsequently found proven.
‘The independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons will be published in due course.’
Burton boss, Nigel Clough has confirmed the club would be appealing the FA charge.
O’Hara, who has spent most of his career on loan after leaving Manchester United in 2014, has made 33 appearances for Burton this season in League One.