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Former Rangers Defender Kirk Broadfoot Allegedly Receives 10-Game Ban For Sectarian Rant At James McLean

Former Rangers Defender Kirk Broadfoot Allegedly Receives 10-Game Ban For Sectarian Rant At James McLean

Former Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot will be handed one of the Englisg FA’s longest ever suspensions on Friday after allegations he subjected an opponent to sectarian abuse.

Broadfoot, now a Rotherham player, is alleged to have aimed the offensive remarks at West Brom’s James McLean, whilst the Irishman was playing with Wigan in the Championship last season.

According to Friday’s Rotherham Advertiser, Broadfoot, 30, will serve a 10-game ban after fans claimed to overhear the incident on March 14.

It is understood the former Scotland international received the ban after being summoned to an FA tribunal with club officials to face charges of sectarianism earlier this week, but both the club and the player are yet to make any comment on the matter.

It remains subject to speculation what Broadfoot actually said to McLean, but the ban dished out is two games longer than the punishment given to Luis Suarez after the then-Liverpool striker was found guilty by the FA of racially abusing Patrice Evra.

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