Following a process completed by the Independent Disciplinary Control Unit, Dundalk FC can confirm that George Shelvey has been suspended for 10 matches for using discriminatory language towards the referee at the end of the game with Drogheda United on May 6th.

The player attended today’s Independent Disciplinary Control Unit hearing in which he explained that he deeply regrets the language that he used towards the referee.

While George realised very quickly that he had used inappropriate language, he did not, at first, comprehend the discriminatory aspect of his words. 

However, having discussed the matter with club officials he now fully accepts that his words were not only offensive, but also discriminatory.

Both George, and the club, accept the sanction imposed by the Independent Disciplinary Control Unit and will not be making an appeal. 

Going forward, Dundalk FC will work with George to develop his understanding of these issues.

The club will be making no further comment on the matter at this time.