Leeds United star man Samu Saiz has been banned for six games by the Football Association and today the club and Saiz accepted the charges of spitting, with Saiz making a public apology. Saiz was sent off in the dying moments of Leeds’ 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round defeat to Newport County and will now miss most of February and the rest of January serving his ban.
Leeds had the chance to appeal the charges and ban but chose not to, with Samu Saiz admitting that he spat on Newport County player Robbie Willmott. He apologised to Leeds United and Newport County as well as fans of Leeds and the player himself. The club will now open and internal investigation and he is likely to receive at least a hefty fine. The club also released a statement saying that this was unacceptable from the player.
Leeds United Official Statement
“Leeds United and Samuel Saiz accept the charge from The FA regarding an incident in the final moments of Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup tie at Newport County AFC.
Samuel’s behaviour was unacceptable and the player will now be subject to an internal disciplinary hearing on top of serving a six game ban.
Leeds United will make no further comment at this time.”