Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott has been suspended for 14 days by the Football Association following a video he posted on social media earlier this year.
Elliott later apologised on Instagram for the post, in which he mocked Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane while watching footage of the Reds’ Champions League triumph over Mauricio Pochettino’s side in June.
The FA has now taken action over the video, however, suspending the 16-year-old from all domestic club football for 14 days – up to and including October 24 – for a breach of FA Rule E3, which relates to videos posted online and issuing a public apology.
An FA statement read: “Language and/or behaviour in the video breached FA Rule E3(1), as it was abusive and/or insulting, and constituted an ‘Aggravated Breach’, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included reference to a disability.”
Elliott, who moved to Anfield from Fulham in the summer, has also been fined £350 and ordered to complete a face-to-face education course.
The youngster has only made one appearance for Liverpool‘s first team so far, playing in the Reds’ 2-0 EFL Cup win over MK Dons last month.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds will return from the international break eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table and one pundit reckons Jurgen Klopp’s side have the title in their grasp already.
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