Kirk Broadfoot handed 10-match ban
Rotherham United defender Kirk Broadfoot has been handed a 10-match ban by The Football Association (FA) for sectarian comments made last season towards then Wigan Athletic midfielder James McClean.
The ex-Glasgow Rangers player made the comment against Republic of Ireland winger McClean, who recently signed for West Bromwich Albion, during the Championship fixture at the New York Stadium on 14 March.
The FA issued the following statement: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Rotherham United’s Kirk Broadfoot will serve an immediate 10-match suspension after a misconduct charge against him was found proven.
“The charge was that during a league fixture between Rotherham and Wigan Athletic on March 14 2015 Broadfoot used abusive and/or insulting words towards a member of the opposition, in breach of FA Rule E3(1).
“It was further alleged that the breach was an “Aggravated Breach” as defined by Rule E3(2). Broadfoot was also fined £7,500 and ordered to complete an education programme.”