Preston defender, Darnell Fisher has been hit with a three-match suspension by the FA after being charged with violent conduct for grabbing the genitals of Sheffield Wednesday player, Callum Paterson during their Championship game.
Fisher was caught on camera grabbing Paterson’s genitalia on two occasions in quick succession during Preston’s win last weekend – with the footage then quickly spreading across social media. read previous post here.
Both incidents took place during the 62nd minute and it was missed by referee David Webb and his assistants but caught on camera during Preston’s 1-0 win.
In a statement, the FA confirmed that the double grope was classed as violent conduct, despite Fisher’s denial, and the ban begins with immediate effect.
The statement read: “An independent Regulatory Commission has suspended Preston North End FC’s Darnell Fisher for three matches.’
‘The defender denied a charge for a breach of FA Rule E1 in relation to an incident during the 62nd minute of an EFL Championship match against Sheffield Wednesday FC on Saturday 21 November 2020 that was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.’
‘However, during a subsequent hearing, the independent Regulatory Commission found that the incident constitutes violent conduct and imposed the automatic suspension with immediate effect.’