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LUKE BERRY TO SERVE THREE-MATCH SUSPENSION

Hatters midfielder charged by FA after incident in last week's win at Wycombe

22 September 2017

The Hatters will be without Luke Berry for the next three matches after the midfielder accepted a Football Association charge of violent conduct for an off-the-ball incident in the match at Wycombe Wanderers last Saturday.

The 80th-minute incident, which involved Chairboys defender Joe Jacobson, was not seen by the match officials but was identified by the officials’ assessor from the stand at Adams Park and reported to the FA.

Because it had not been seen at the time, the FA were able to put the video footage to an independent panel of three former referees or match official coaches, who deemed it worthy of charging the 25-year-old.

With no other camera angles available, a frustrating decision has been taken by the club to accept the charge and standard three-match suspension, rather than appeal to a commission and run the risk of an increased sanction.

Berry will therefore miss tomorrow's home game with Chesterfield, the trip to Morecambe on Tuesday and next week’s match against Newport County AFC at Kenilworth Road.

 


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