Arsenal youth team player’s career is tainted before its even begun…
Arsenal youth team player Jack Jebb, rated as ‘the next Jack Wilshere’, has been banned for four matches after he used racist language last season, the Daily Mail understands.
The gifted 18-year-old attacking midfielder was charged and banned for an incident that happened in an Under-18s match against Norwich. Jebb was reported by one of the match officials, and now faces an £1,800 fine as well as a stint on the sidelines.
In July the FA charged him for ‘using abusive and/or insulting words,’ that ‘included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race’.
Jebb has been rated as the next Wilshere, and this incident and subsequent ban will no doubt harm his chances of eventually progressing into the Arsenal first-team.
Jebb has represented England at multiple youth levels already, and was given a first-team squad number this summer as a reward for his performances at Under-18 level.
The FA have now imposed a rule that racist language will warrant a minimum five game ban, but this did not apply to Jebb because the incident took place last season.
Although the actual language Jebb used has yet to be made public, the youngster has already tarnished his reputation before even making a first-team appearance.