Hull City’s Adama Diomande has been serving a three match ban handed out by the FA for violent conduct. It dates back to a clash with Marlon Pack, during Hull’s 2-1 victory against Bristol City in the EFL Cup.
However, Diomande feels the FA have got it wrong, but has explained he didn’t push Hull City to appeal after advice from manager Mike Phelan.
Currently away on international duty with Norway, and waiting to play the Czech Republic in Prague on Friday, Diomande has been speaking to the press… mainly about the incident and his subsequent ban.
Norway’s Dagbladet quote the Hull City player as saying: “Three match ban, it sucks for me and the team. I have one match left. Everyone on the team said that it was a harsh judgment.”
Diomande believes it was just a coming together of two players tussling for the ball, but added: “It looks uglier on TV than in real life.”
The Hull City player was asked why, if he didn’t do anything wrong, Hull City didn’t put in an appeal to The FA, and he explained: “My manager said we should not proceed with the case. So then we did not.”