How is punishment for a red card decided?

If a Player is sent off, it is a matter of fact the Player will be suspended 14 days after the date of the game, as set out by The FA in the Discipline Handbook.

The length of ban depends on the type of misconduct: 

 

Serious Foul Play
3 match suspension
5 penalty points

Violent Conduct
3 match suspension
6 penalty points

Spitting at an opponent
6 match suspension
7 penalty points

Denies an obvious goal scoring opportunity by an offence punishable by a free kick or penalty kick
1 match
3 penalty points

Denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball
1 match
3 penalty points

Use of offensive, or insulting or abusive language
2 matches
4 penalty points

Receiving a second caution in a match
1 match suspension
3 penalty points

 

You can read more about misconduct charges in the Discipline Handbook.

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