16 Oct Newport County’s Ryan Inniss given five-game ban for biting
For biting, newport County defender Ryan Inniss was given a five-match ban from the FA.
Inniss was sent off in an EFL Trophy match that County lost 5-4 to West Ham U21s on Wednesday and was billed weekly.
The 6ft, on loan from Crystal Palace, has been dismissed late to the episode which included Hammers left-back Reece Hannam.
An FA statement read:”Ryan Inniss has admitted a violation and been immediately suspended for his following five first-team aggressive matches with the independent Regulatory Commission.
“The conventional three-match ban which would ordinarily apply was obviously insufficient.”
Speaking immediately after the match, County manager Michael Flynn admitted he could not shield the loanee.
He explained:”Their participant said he got humiliated, so I will take a look at that and learn exactly what happened.
“If he has bitten him, it’s inexcusable and that I will not be fighting his corner.”
The 24-year-old, that has captained the reserve side of Palace and is currently away from Selhurst Park on his loan bargain, will miss Newport’s games against Northampton, Macclesfield, Exeter, Swindon and Carlisle.