Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel will undergo a three-match ban for stamping on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea on Sunday after the FA rejected his appeal, the Daily Star reports.
The Slovakian stopper was charged with violent conduct for his late stamp on de Gea and though he escaped punishment on the day he will now miss the side’s next three games.
Skrtel took to social media site Instagram in response to post a picture of three clowns with the caption “…”.
The FA released the following statement: “Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel will serve a three match suspension with immediate effect after a charge of violent conduct against him was found proven.
“The defender had denied the charge which related to an on-field incident involving Manchester United’s David de Gea in the 95th minute of Sunday’s game which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.
“However, an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today found the charge proven.”