Burton Albion ready to appeal Turner’s racial abuse ban

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Burton Albion are set to appeal the Football Association’s charge of racial abuse given to defender Ben Turner.

At the end of March, an independent FA panel found the 28-year-old Brewers man guilty of racially abusing Brentford midfielder Nico Yennaris.

He was banned for five matches, handed an £8000 fine and also ordered to attend an FA education course but after reading the written review of the case, Burton have decided to argue the lengthy ban.

Brewers boss Nigel Clough said: “Everybody is still incredibly disappointed with the commission’s decision.

“Having now seen the written reasons for that decision, and having taken legal advice, the club will appeal.”

The game in which Turner was accused of abusing Yennaris occurred on December 10th last year, with the incident also involving Brentford’s Romaine Sawyers and Jon McLaughlin.

All four players were booked in the aftermath of the incident, but it was the Burton defender found guilty of an “aggravated breach” of FA regulations as his language “included a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or nationality”.

The Brewers have until April 22nd to lodge the formal grounds for the appeal.

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