Football: Jersey Portuguese FC could face league ban

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Jersey Portuguese FC and St Ouen FC were both charged for failing to control their players during a game in March

A DISCIPLINARY panel will begin to consider the status of Jersey Portuguese FC this week as the club risk being banned from Island football.

Already serving a 30-month suspended sentence for a number of misconduct charges in 2015, Portuguese have been found guilty of failing to control their players during a league fixture against St Ouen FC in March.

The Jersey Football Combination, who received details of the latest charge from the Jersey FA late last month, may opt to expel the 2016/17 Le Riche Cup semi-finalists.

‘The club have been charged under rule “E20”, which relates to the control of players, officials and supporters,’ said JFC president Charlie Browne.

‘We decided that we will form a panel, and hopefully in the next two weeks they will contact Jersey Portuguese to discuss it. We’ve got to hear their side of the story first.

‘That panel will come back to the league with a recommendation, and it could go two ways. They can recommend a suspension, or they could be given something else, but we’re not sure what that could be yet.’

Browne added that any expulsion from the league would be for a ‘minimum of one year.’

St Ouen were also charged for their involvement in the incident, and fined £80.

 

 

 

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