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Bristol City striker banned for six matches for spitting

BANNED: Famara Diedhiou (Photo credit: Getty Images)

BRISTOL CITY striker Famara Diedhiou has been banned for six matches after being found guilty of spitting at an opponent, BBC Sport reports.

The incident took place at a Championship match against Birmingham City on April 10, but the 25 year-old player had denied the charge.

Bristol City said it was "extremely disappointed" with the decision and did not rule out an appeal.

A club statement added: "Bristol City has requested the full written reasons from The FA and upon receipt will consult with the club's legal team as to the options for appealing the decision of the Regulatory Commission."

Diedhou is City's record signing, costing £5.3m when he signed from French top-flight club Angers in the summer of 2017.

He scored 14 goals in 36 matches in all competitions in his first season at Ashton Gate, but will now miss the first six matches of the 2018-19 season.

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