Brighton news

Barnes banned for seven games

March 16, 2013
By ESPN staff
Brighton striker Ashley Barnes will serve a seven-game ban over his trip on referee Nigel Miller during the recent 1-0 defeat to Bolton.

Barnes was sent off by the official for the incident and, as it was his second dismissal of the season, he was set for an automatic four-game ban.

However, the Football Association charged Barnes on the grounds that his actions "constituted an offence whereby the standard punishment that would otherwise apply was clearly insufficient".
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