FA suspends Brentford’s Alan McCormack for five games after being found guilty of misconduct

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The 32-year-old midfielder has been punished for using “abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official” in the second half of Brentford’s 2-1 victory over Cardiff City in April last season.

A statement from the FA read: “It was further alleged that this breach was an “aggravated breach” as defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included a reference to gender.

The player denied the charge, however, it was found proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Thursday [October 20, 2016].”

McCormack, who was also fined £6,000 and ordered to attend an education course, will miss games against Barnsley, Queens Park Rangers, Fulham, Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City.

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