Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and head coach Marco Silva will not be punished further after the Football Association’s appeal to lengthen their bans was rejected.
Mitrovic was banned for eight games for pushing referee Chris Kavanagh during Fulham’s 3-1 FA Cup quarter-final loss at Manchester United last month.
Silva was given a two-match ban after being sent off in the same game for improper conduct and using “abusive and insulting” language.
The FA argued the punishments, imposed by an independent regulatory commission, were “clearly insufficient” and deserved to be extended.
But the governing body confirmed on Friday its appeal had been rejected, meaning Silva is free to return to the touchline, while Mitrovic will be back for Fulham’s final three games.
Mitrovic and Silva both apologised last month for their actions.
Among Fulham’s final three Premier League games is a trip to Old Trafford on May 28.
— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) April 21, 2023
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