FA told to give Fulham striker 10-match ban for assaulting referee during Man United vs Fulham clash

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Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey believes Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic should be handed a 10-game ban for technically assaulting referee Chris Kavanagh during Manchester United’s 3-1 FA Cup win over Fulham.

“In some ways, Silva was to blame for Mitrovic’s action – managers have got to set an example,” Halsey told The Sun.

“Mitrovic has technically assaulted Kavanagh by shoving his elbow into him and has then gone at the official with a volley of abuse. The FA have a duty of care to referees and we cannot have this at any level of football.

“They have to set an example by sanctioning Mitrovic heavily and I would expect both clubs to be charged with failing to control their players.”

Halsey added: “To Kavanagh’s credit, the referee remained calm throughout the madness.”