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2019 07 31 Retrieve

[Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri has been handed a six-game ban by the FA for using racist language against an opponent during a friendly game against Mansfield last July] It was further alleged that the words constituted an ‘Aggravated Breach’, which is defined in Rule E3(2), as they included reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race. The striker has also been warned as to his future conduct and must attend face to face education but the sanction is currently set aside pending appeal

2019 07 31b Retrieve

[Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri has been handed a six-game ban by the FA for using racist language against an opponent during a friendly game against Mansfield last July. The striker signed for Wednesday from Watford in 2015 and has scored 38 goals in 111 Championship games] I am devastated and disappointed with the decision of the Regulatory Commission. Throughout that period of time, throughout both the criminal proceedings and the FA’s disciplinary proceedings, I have consistently and strenuously denied the allegations that have been made against me.

Whilst I was shocked and saddened to face criminal charges regarding this matter, I was equally happy to be found not guilty of those charges in March 2019 by the criminal court and considered that to be the end of a very distressing time. As I said at the time, I felt vindicated by the decision of the judge. The decision goes against everything about the person I am and the person I was brought up to be. It is absolutely no comfort to me that, when charging me with misconduct, the FA were very clear that they did not consider me to be racist but instead believed that I had acted in the ‘heat of the moment

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2019 08 22 Retrieve

[Former Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Ghana striker Manuel ‘Junior’ Agogo has passed away in a London hospital at the age of 40. The cause of Agogo’s death is currently unknown] Sheffield Wednesday are saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Junior Agogo. Our thoughts are with Junior’s family and friends at this very difficult time. RIP