Martin Skrtel handed a three-match ban for stamp on De Gea, his response to the decision is hilarious
The Football Association have found Liverpool defender guilty for an alleged stamp on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea on Sunday when the two teams went against one another. His offence was earlier missed by referee Martin Atkinson and his assistants, but the FA has now decided to hand the Slovakian a three-match suspension.
As stated in the official statement released on the FA’s website, Skrtel will now be unavailable for selection for three consecutive matches as his earlier appeal has been rejected. A similar punishment has been handed to skipper Steven Gerrard who had also stamped Manchester United’s Ander Herrera after coming on as a substitute in the match.
The duo will be missing Liverpool’s Premier League ties against Arsenal and Newcastle United, and the FA CUP quarter-final replay against Blackburn.
“Liverpool's Martin Skrtel will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after a charge of violent conduct against him was found proven.”
“The defender had denied the charge which related to an on-field incident involving Manchester United's David de Gea in the 95th minute of Sunday's game which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. However, an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today found the charge proven.”
Skrtel’s reaction to the decision
After the decision was announced, the 30-year-old defender took to his Instagram account to take a sly dig at the FA, assuming that is what he was aiming for, by posting a photo of three clowns with just three dots as the caption.