Gaetan Bong: Nottingham Forest defender handed three-game ban for violent conduct

Nottingham Forest defender Gaetan Bong has been suspended for three games after admitting a Football Association charge of violent conduct.

Bong was charged after a coming together with Coventry midfielder Callum O’Hare which was not spotted by referee James Linington or his assistants during Sunday’s 2-1 Sky Bet Championship defeat at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

An FA spokesperson said: “Gaetan Bong will be suspended for Nottingham Forest FC’s next three matches following a breach of FA Rule E1.1.

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“The defender’s behaviour during the 45th minute of their EFL Championship game against Coventry City FC on Sunday (08/08/21) was not seen by the match officials at the time, but it was caught on camera.

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“Gaetan Bong subsequently admitted that this behaviour constitutes violent conduct and he accepted the standard penalty.”


As a result, Bong will miss Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup first-round clash with Sky Bet League Two Bradford and league fixtures against Bournemouth and Blackburn.

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