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Bamba banned for violent conduct

Published On 12/12/2016 | By AFS Staff | Africa, Championship, Europe, Ivory Coast, Latest News, Top Stories

Cardiff City and Ivory Coast defender Sol Bamba has received an initial two game ban for his dismissal against Ipswich Town.

The Bluebirds are waiting to discover whether the FA will take more action against the Ivory Coast defender over his red card.

Bamba confronted the referee and fourth official and his own manager Neil Warnock, following an angry reaction to a tackle by Ipswich’s Jonathan Douglas.

Bamba will miss home matches with Wolves and Barnsley this week.

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock expects Sol Bamba to be charged with violent conduct and banned for at least three games after his reaction to being sent off in the 1-1 draw at Ipswich.

Warnock has not ruled out the club taking disciplinary action.

“You can’t condone that,” said Warnock.

“I’ve not seen that part of him before, but he was absolutely furious. He’ll get violent conduct and banned for three games and quite rightly so.

“He was a bit big for me. I could not get him around the neck. I’ll have to grow a bit. But he is distraught in there, and quite rightly so.”

After being dismissed, Bamba appeared to argue with the fourth official before pushing away manager Neil Warnock
Warnock, whose side are still in the Championship relegation places, blamed referee James Adcock for trying to play advantage when Douglas had originally fouled Bamba.

“When you look at the video, the lad, Douglas, he knows what he’s doing,” said Warnock.

“He’s left his foot in which wasn’t spotted by anybody, but that does not condone what he has done.”

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