English Premiership

City's Balotelli charged by FA

2012-01-23 21:13
Mario Balotelli (File)

London - Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli faces a four-match ban after being charged by the English Football Association with violent conduct for appearing to stamp on an opponent's head.

The Italy international trampled on the right ear of Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker during Sunday's Premier League match.

Balotelli, who had already been booked, escaped without any sanction from referee Howard Webb. He went on to earn a penalty kick and score from the spot to clinch City's 3-2 win.

The FA decided on Monday to charge Balotelli, giving him until Wednesday evening to respond.

Because Balotelli has already been sent off once this season, he will be banned for four matches instead of the usual three if found guilty.

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