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05th Jul 2022

Richarlison banned from first Premier League match after flare incident

Daniel Brown

Richarlison premier league banned

The Brazilian has also been fined £25,000

Richarlison will have to wait to make his Tottenham Hotspur debut after the FA handed him a one-match ban for throwing a flare into the crowd at Goodison Park in May.

The 25-year-old scored the winning goal as Everton overcame Chelsea in the Premier League, which went a long way in securing the club’s top-flight survival.

However, there were controversial scenes after the Brazilian bagged the winner, with Richarlison grabbing a lit flare that had been thrown onto the pitch. He launched the blue flare back into the stands, which sparked an FA probe into his actions.

Following an investigation, an independent Regulatory Commission decided that Richarlison would be fined £25,000 for the incident and that he would be banned for Spurs’ league opener against Southampton in August.

Everton claimed the Brazilian was ‘attempting to throw it out of the ground’

Speaking at the time of the incident, Everton claimed that the forward was ‘attempting to throw it out of the ground’.

A statement from the Toffees read: “We will look into the matter but, as far we we are concerned, Richarlison was attempting to throw it out of the ground.”

Since then, Richarlison has made the move from Merseyside to north London for an initial fee of £50m, which could rise to £60m with add-ons.

Richarlison made to wait for Spurs debut

Antonio Conte begin their Premier League campaign at home to the Saints, however, Richarlison might have to wait until Spurs’ clash away against Chelsea to make his debut.

Chelsea were also thought to be interested in securing a deal for the Brazilian this summer, but the former Watford man signed a deal with Spurs.

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