Hull City striker Yannick Sagbo has been handed a two-match ban after posting a tweet relating to Nicolas Anelka’s “quenelle” gesture.
The incident, which took place last season, lead to Sagbo receiving a £15,000 fine and a warning over his future conduct, while he was also ordered to attend a compulsory education course.
However, the Football Association appealed against the sanction, arguing that it was in fact too lenient.
And the FA’s appeal has been upheld following a hearing on Thursday, meaning Sagbo will now miss Hull’s first two games of the 2014/15 season.
A statement on the FA’s official website read: “At a hearing, an independent appeal board upheld the FA’s appeal against the original sanction imposed and ordered that Sagbo be suspended for Hull City’s first two competitive first-team matches of the 2014-15 season in addition to the 15,000-pound fine and attendance at an education programme.
“This decision is final and binding and there is no right of further challenge.”
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