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Dundalk goalkeeper George Shelvey has been given a 10-match suspension for comments made by the match official

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The FAI disciplinary committee has handed Dundalk goalkeeper George Shelvey a 10-match ban.

Dundalk goalkeeper George Shelvey has been banned for 10 matches by the FAI disciplinary committee for an alleged racist or discriminatory comment.

Shelvey was sent off at the final whistle of Dundalk’s 2-1 defeat to Drogheda United on Monday and was set to serve an automatic one-match ban.

But the FAI today confirmed he would be banned for 10 matches.

He is under contract for the remainder of Dundalk’s 2024 season, having signed a permanent deal from Nottingham Forest in February.

“An independent FAI disciplinary committee has sanctioned Dundalk FC player George Shelvey for abuse towards a match official following Dundalk FC’s match against Drogheda United FC on May 5, 2024, which breached FAI rules on racism/discrimination. The FAI and the League of Ireland have a strict zero tolerance towards any form of racism/discrimination and are committed to ensuring that League of Ireland matches remain a safe and welcoming environment for all,” the FAI said today.

“In accordance with FIFA rules and FAI disciplinary rules, George Shelvey will serve a 10-match ban. Please note that the decision of the independent disciplinary committee can be appealed.”

Shelvey impressed on his Dundalk debut, a 1-1 draw against champions Shamrock Rovers, but was dropped after a 5-0 defeat to Sligo Rovers before regaining his place in the team for a match at home to St. Patrick’s Athletic, where he kept a clean sheet. bed sheet.