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New Tottenham signing Richarlison hit with ban for throwing flare at Goodison Park


Richarlison faces punishment for throwing a flare at Goodison Park (Picture: Getty Images)

Richarlison will have to wait to make his Tottenham Hotspur debut, with the FA handing him a one-match ban for throwing a flare into the crowd at Goodison Park in May.

The Brazilian scored the only goal of the game as Everton beat Chelsea in the Premier League, a crucial victory as they staved off relegation under Frank Lampard.

However, there were controversial scenes after Richarlison netted the winner, as he grabbed a lit flare that had been thrown onto the pitch and was pouring out blue smoke.

The forward threw the flare back into the stands, which sparked an FA probe into his actions.

The Daily Mail report that the investigation has come to an end and Richarlison will have to sit out one match, Tottenham’s season-opener against Southampton in August.

Richarlison scored the only goal of the game in the win over Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)

Everton did not seem too fussed about the incident at the time, saying in a statement: ‘We will look into the matter but, as far we we are concerned, Richarlison was attempting to throw it out of the ground.’

Since the incident, the Toffees have sold the striker to Spurs for an initial fee of £50m which could rise to £60m with add-ons.

Tottenham begin their season at home to Saints but Richarlison’s debut may well now come away against Chelsea in their second season of the league campaign.

The Blues made a late attempt to buy Richarlison themselves this summer, so he will be keen to show them what they missed out on at Stamford Bridge.


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