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De Marco acts for Fulham on FA charges

Blackstone Chambers barrister instructed in Old Trafford FA Cup case

Nick De Marco KC of Blackstone Chambers represented Fulham FC, Marco Silva and Aleksandar Mitrović in relation to various charges brought by The FA arising out of Fulham’s FA Cup tie against Manchester United on Sunday 19 March.

Following a hearing before a regulatory commission, Mitrović was suspended for eight matches and Silva was subjected to a two-match touchline ban.

Mitrović also received a £75,000 fine, while Silva is to pay a £20,000 fine for the incident which saw him sent off.

In addition, the commission ruled Silva should pay a separate £20,000 fine for his media comments after the match.

Meanwhile, Fulham FC should be fined £40,000 for the failure to prevent its players surrounding the referee, the commission said.

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