Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings says he is unhappy with the Football Association’s decision to ban him for five matches following his clash with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The former Ipswich Town star has been given a suspension for violent conduct after he appeared to stamp on Ibrahimovic during last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
Mings fell over Wayne Rooney before landing on Ibrahimovic, before the Swede then retaliated by elbowing his opponent from the result set-piece.
The United man was given a three-match ban but the FA claimed a standard ban was insufficient for Mings.
He insists the stamp was accidental but the left-back will now miss the games against West Ham, Swansea City, Southampton, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Speaking about his ban, Mings insists he disagrees with the punishment but he has thanked the club for their support.
He wrote on Twitter: “I am extremely disappointed at the FA’s decision to ban me for five matches, following what was an accidental collision with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“At no time was there any intentional stamp or a movement to suggest that. My foot did not change course and at no point did I try and move my foot towards his head.
My only focus was to get back in and defend, conduct like that is not part of my game. “So for people to deem that I could intentionally stamp on a fellow professional’s head is upsetting.
“I would like to thank AFC Bournemouth and all the club’s fans for their unwavering support this week. I can’t wait to get back to playing again and help the team retain our Premier League status for another season.”