Leeds United director fined and suspended for disability abuse


The FA

Leeds United director Edoardo Cellino has been suspended from all football and football-related activity until such time as Leeds United have completed three first team matches in approved competitions, and fined £5,000 following a breach of Football Association Rules.


It was alleged social comments made by the Leeds United director were abusive and/or insulting and/or improper in contravention of Rule E3(1).


It was further alleged that this breach of Rule E3(1) was an "Aggravated Breach" as defined in Rule E3(2), as it included a reference to disability.


The charge, which Mr Cellino denied, was found proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Monday 18 April 2016.


As well as having to serve his suspension with immediate effect, Mr Cellino was also warned as to his future conduct and must complete an education course within four months.

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