Barnsley defender, Liam Kitching, has been suspended for three games by The FA for headbutting Chucks Aneke.
Twitter: Reds defender, Liam Kitching, has been suspended for three games by The @FA.
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Aneke, who replaced Scott Hogan in the 76th minute of the game, was poising himself for a corner when Kitching headbutted him from behind.
The 21-year-old then proceeded to plead to the referee that Aneke hurt him instead.
Kitching has since apologised for his reckless behavior:
Twitter: RT @Liamkitching48: Gutted.
Feel like I’ve let the team and the Gaffer down.
However, I’ll learn from it and I’ll be backing the lads f… (@BarnsleyFC)
The youngster’s inexperience clearly showed and hopefully he can learn from it. However, it doesn’t benefit Blues who would have been one man up for the last 10 minutes of the game if the officials spotted the offense at the time.