Preston North End’s Darnell Fisher Handed Suspension


Preston North End’s Darnell Fisher has been handed a three-game suspension by an independent regulatory commission, an FA spokesperson has confirmed.

The suspension comes after an incident appeared to be showing the Preston man commit what has been deemed violent conduct by the independent regulatory commission. 

Darnell Fisher Handed Suspension 

FA Statement Following Suspension for Fisher

An FA spokesperson confirmed the news in a statement, saying: 

“An independent Regulatory Commission has suspended Preston North End FC’s Darnell Fisher for three matches. The defender denied a charge for a breach of FA Rule E1 in relation to an incident during the 62nd minute of an EFL Championship match against Sheffield Wednesday FC on Saturday 21 November 2020 that was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

“However, during a subsequent hearing, the independent Regulatory Commission found that the incident constitutes violent conduct and imposed the automatic suspension with immediate effect.”

The defender will now miss games against Watford, Bournemouth and Wycombe Wanderers. With the gap between the dropzone and Preston just four points as well, the next three games could prove vital in determining whether they avoid the dreaded drop this season. 

Tony Pulis Has His Say

After seeing the incident happen to his player, Sheffield Wednesday manager Tony Pulis had his say on the matter following the game, saying:

“I think what the lad did was ridiculous really. Did he do it for Callum to react and try and get the kid sent off? That’s the only reason I can think why he did it.

“But it is ridiculous and something that should not happen in professional sport and fingers crossed we won’t see it again. I think Callum’s reaction was absolutely fabulous by not reacting back to the lad.”

As for Fisher, he must now serve the three-game suspension handed to him.

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