January 31, 2023

London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Richarlison was suspended on Tuesday from the opening match of his new club in the Premier League after throwing a smoke can while playing for Everton last season.

In announcing the court ruling, the FA said Richarlison had pleaded guilty to inappropriate conduct and was banned from one match and fined 25,000 pounds ($30,000).

Tottenham begin the league by hosting Southampton on August 6. Richarlison will be available to play at Chelsea after one week.

Richarlison scored in Everton’s 1-0 win over Chelsea on May 1, helping his team at the time avoid relegation. But a lit blue smoke canister was thrown onto the pitch by Everton supporters and Richarlison picked it up and threw it off the field.

The 25-year-old Brazilian striker signed with Tottenham last week for an initial transfer fee of 50 million pounds ($60 million).


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