A statement from the Football Association today reads:
“Stephen Quinn has been suspended for Mansfield Town FC’s next three matches following behaviour which constitutes violent conduct during the 73rd minute of their EFL League Two game on Saturday [04/9/21] against Harrogate Town FC.
“The midfielder’s behaviour was not seen by the match officials at the time, but it was caught on video, and The FA subsequently charged him with a breach of FA Rule E1.1.
“Stephen Quinn admitted the charge but also claimed that the automatic penalty was ‘clearly excessive’. An independent Regulatory Commission dismissed the claim during a hearing and imposed the standard three-match suspension.”