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March 20, 2019
The English Football Association has banned Sheffield United women’s player Sophie Jones for five games for racism. Jones was found guilty of racially abusing a Tottenham player in a second-tier Women’s Championship game in January. She denied the charge. The FA says the forward was also fined 200 pounds ($265) and ordered to go on an education course.

LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has banned Sheffield United women’s player Sophie Jones for five games for racism.

Jones was found guilty of racially abusing a Tottenham player in a second-tier Women’s Championship game in January. She denied the charge.

The FA says the forward was also fined 200 pounds ($265) and ordered to go on an education course.

The specifics of the offense were not detailed. The FA says Jones was found guilty of “using abusive and/or insulting words — that included reference to ethnic origin and/or color and/or race.”

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