Date: 8th March 2017 at 12:58pm
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Following the double altercation with Tyrone Mings, during the fixture with Bournemouth, it came as no surprise that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was charged with violent-conduct by the Football Association.

Although, in post-match interviews, Zlatan insisted that Mings had jumped into his elbow, perhaps he was trying to pull the wool over somebody`s eyes because the Swede has accepted the FA charge and has subsequently been handed a three-game ban.

As a result Ibrahimovic will miss the games against:

? Chelsea (FA Cup Quarter-Final)
? Middlesbrough (Premier League)
? West Bromwich Albion (Premier League)

However, when it comes to Tyrone Mings, it appears the same charge levelled at him by the Football Association is set to be appealed against even though television evidence is damning.

Indeed it could be the case that the Bournemouth player will receive a greater punishment than Ibrahimovic with an FA spokesperson being quoted as having remarked,

‘The FA has submitted a claim that the standard punishment that would otherwise apply for the misconduct committed by the Bournemouth defender is ‘clearly insufficient’.’

‘Off-the-ball incidents which are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three former elite referees.

‘Each referee panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence. For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous.’

We await the outcome of that appeal to see if justice has been done.

Ibrahimovic is free to play in the Europa League tie against Rostov this Thursday but won`t be making an appearance in the Premier League until April 4th.