Bristol City unhappy with Bailey Wright's retrospective ban for simulation

FA hand Bristol City defender Bailey Wright retrospective ban for simulation

FA hand Bristol City defender Bailey Wright retrospective ban for simulation

Wright was involved in a clash with Fulham's Aboubakar Kamara during a 2-0 win against the Cottagers on Tuesday, in which Kamara was sent off for shoving the Australian defender.

Wright is the second player to receive a ban for deceiving an official this season, since the FA and all 92 Football League clubs agreed on new measures to punish diving this summer.

Unsurprisingly, the Bristol City fans that took to twitter firmly believed that Wright had no case to answer and were livid that they will have to do without the skipper for two huge games.

A separate three-person panel comprised of a former player, former manager and former match official - who viewed the incident on an individual basis without consultation - then reached the conclusion Wright had committed an offence according to FA guidelines on simulation.

'As stated, Bailey did not exaggerate the effects of the contact and the contact can not be considered "normal" - it is both excessive and also occurred when play had been halted for some time.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship game between Fulham and Bristol City.

'The rules also state that neither the club nor Bailey has any right of appeal and the club is now without a key player for two games, ' Ashton added.

'On finally receiving the full written reasoning next week, we will be consulting our legal team once more to discuss the options available'.

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