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FA launch investigation after player ‘inserted finger into anus of opponent’

Callum Jones

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FA launch investigation after player ‘inserted finger into anus of opponent’

An investigation from Nottinghamshire FA is under way over reports a player allegedly inserted his finger into an opponent's anus during a Sunday League match.

The alleged incident is supposed to have happened on 8 January, where the unnamed player is said to have inserted a finger or multiple fingers into another player's anus during the game.

A message from the FA's discipline team about the alleged incident has been leaked, providing more details on the supposed event.

The leaked message requests for a witness statement to be released to the coaches, players and fans who were at the match, and for them to be completed and sent back by 23 January.

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The incident is alleged to have happened at a Sunday League match in Nottinghamshire. Credit: Mark Henderson / Alamy Stock Photo
The incident is alleged to have happened at a Sunday League match in Nottinghamshire. Credit: Mark Henderson / Alamy Stock Photo

Nottinghamshire Live have revealed the message, it reads: "It has been reported to us that during a match between [home team] and [away team], a player allegedly inserted his finger(s) into an opposition player’s anus."

Nottinghamshire FA have confirmed they are aware of the incident, and that it is currently under investigation.

However, Nottinghamshire Police said they were unaware of the alleged incident.

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LADbible has contacted Nottinghamshire FA and Nottinghamshire Police for further comment.

Incidents of sexual assault on the football pitch have been reported before, with the FA handing out lengthy match bans.

Last year, a non-League footballer was banned for nine matches after being charged with grabbing the testicles of two opposition players in a match.

Connor Jackson was issued with the ban following a North West Counties League match between his team Longridge Town and Northwich Victoria.

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Witness statements have been issued to those in attendance. Credit: Mimadeo / Alamy Stock Photo
Witness statements have been issued to those in attendance. Credit: Mimadeo / Alamy Stock Photo

While Jackson denied breaching FA Rule E3: Improper Conduct, the lengthy match ban still stood.

A similar incident happened in rugby union, after England's Joe Marler was sent off the field and handed a 10-week ban for grabbing Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones’ testicles during the Six Nations tournament in 2020.

Marler was found guilty of 'grabbing, twisting or squeezing' Jones' genitals and was initially banned for 12 weeks.

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However, due to his 'good character' and 'remorse', three weeks were knocked off the ban, but an extra week was then added because of Marler's poor disciplinarily record.

Marler denied that he had 'grabbed, twisted or squeezed' Jones' testicles, but did accept that he committed an act of foul play.

But the panel at his hearing disagreed, so handed him with the lengthy match ban.

Featured Image Credit: 80eight Photography & Design /Avpics / Alamy

Topics: Football, Sport, UK News

Callum Jones
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