December 13 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
A young Arsenal player has been banned for four matches after being charged with raciallly abusing a Norwich player in an Under 18 clash.
Jack Jebb is fighting for his Gunners career before it has properly begun after racially abusing a young City player.
The 18-year-old creative midfielder — who left school one year early to join the club’s Academy — was charged after an incident that took place in March during an Under 18 clash against Norwich.
It is believed it was not a Norwich player or member of the management team that reported the abuse, but that the charge was brought forward by the match officials.
In July the FA charged him on breach of rule E3 — ‘using abusive and/or insulting words — but the allegation also ‘included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.’
He has now been banned for four games and fined £1,800 by the FA.
Jebb does not face the FA’s new minimum five-match ban for discriminatory abuse because the incident took place last season.