LONDON, England, March 6- The Football Association have confirmed that Charlie Adam has been handed a three-match ban after being found guilty of stomping on Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud. in a Premier League fixture last Saturday.
The decision to punish the player for committing the infraction has been controversial, as it was not picked up by the referee on the field. However, complaints from the management at Stoke have apparently fallen on deaf ears.
“Stoke City’s Charlie Adam will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after an FA charge for violent conduct was found proven,” read a statement by the FA.
“The incident with Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud, which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, occurred during the fixture between the two sides at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday 1 March 2014.
“Adam had denied the charge, but it was found proven at an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today (Wednesday 5 March 2014),” continued the statement.