The duo were both charged with violent conduct after they clashed in the first half of Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City last Sunday.
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Fellaini will miss United’s remaining three PL games of the season but will be available for the FA Cup final versus Crystal Palace at Wembley on May 21, while Huth will sit out Leicester’s two remaining games (he will, however, be able to participate in their title celebrations against Everton on Saturday and pick up his medal) and will also miss the opening game of next season.
The incident in question saw German defender Huth pull on Fellaini’s hair and the Belgian midfielder reacted by striking the Leicester defender in the face. Louis Van Gaal, Manchester United’s manager, described the incident as one of “sex masochist” in a hilarious video you can see above.
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Below is the statement in full from the FA on their ruling:
Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth will both serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after being charged with violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.
The Manchester United midfielder and Leicester City defender were involved in a 21st-minute incident during their fixture on Sunday 1 May 2016.
Both players accepted the charge, however, Huth contested that the standard penalty of a three-match suspension would be ‘clearly excessive’.
This claim, however, was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [Thursday 5 May 2016].