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Liverpool player gets 2-week ban for mocking Harry Kane

A teenage Liverpool player has been banned for two weeks for using a derogatory term during an abusive post on social media mocking Tottenham striker Harry Kane

AP , Friday 11 Oct 2019
Harvey Elliott
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - FA Community Shield - Manchester City v Liverpool - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - August 4, 2019 Liverpool's Harvey Elliott inside the stadium before the match (Reuters)
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A teenage Liverpool player has been banned for two weeks for using a derogatory term during an abusive post on social media mocking Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Harvey Elliott, who is 16 and plays for England's under-17 side, admitted to a charge of misconduct by the English Football Association for an ``aggravated breach'' of rules because his behavior in the video ``included reference to disability.''

After the Champions League final between the two teams on June 1, Elliott looked into the camera on a mobile phone and used discriminatory language about Kane in a short video that was shared widely.

Elliott, who played for Fulham at the time and joined Liverpool nearly two months after the incident, made a public apology to Kane soon after the video came into the public domain.

In a letter admitting to the charge, Elliott said the video was only supposed to be seen by close friends and that he had only been trying to wind up some Tottenham-supporting friends.

The FA said Elliott was banned until Oct. 24, must complete a face-to-face education course and pay a fine of 350 pounds ($440).

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