Rotherham player banned for McClean abuse

James McClean and Kirk Broadfoot during the Rotherham v Wigan clash in March
James McClean and Kirk Broadfoot during the Rotherham v Wigan clash in March
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A ROTHERHAM United player has been banned for 10 games after directing sectarian abuse at former Latics star James McClean last season.

Scotland international Kirk Broadfoot was charged with misconduct and ordered to pay a fine of £7,500 over the altercation, which took place when the two clubs met in Yorkshire on March 14.

During the game Broadfoot and McClean, who has since moved to West Brom, clashed on a number of occasions and were both booked in the 31st minute when they had to be separated.

An FA statement said: “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 Broadfoot used abusive and/or insulting words towards a member of the opposition. Broadfoot was also fined £7,500 and ordered to complete an education programme.”