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BARNSLEY: Mido is in hot water with FA

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  • by Neil Goulding Barnsley
 

BARNSLEY striker Mido is facing disciplinary action from the FA after remarks on Twitter.

The former Egypt international was fined two week’s wages by the Championship club earlier this month - believed to be £8,000 - for an offensive tweet.

Mido, who is not training with the club any more, subsequently deleted the post and photo of himself at a protest against Israel at Westminster. But the FA have asked the player to explain his comments and, if his explanation is not deemed satisfactory, then he could face further punishment.

The club are unlikely to be punished for Mido’s indiscretion.

“The FA have contacted us and Mido has got to explain his comments to them,” revealed Reds’ director Don Rowing.

“We disciplined him internally and he accepted his punishment, but he could face another fine or sanction by the FA. They’ve asked for an explanation of his comments, so we’ll see what happens.”

The striker is almost certain to leave Oakwell having failed to fit into the hard-working environment installed by Reds’ boss Keith Hill. And the player’s Twitter remarks seem the final nail in the coffin for what has been a frustrating time since joining on a free transfer in the summer.

Injury problems haven’t helped Mido, but his general fitness is believed to have been a constant concern.

The 29-year-old has played just 27 minutes this season.

And The Star understands the club are now determined to cut their losses in order for the former Tottenham, West Ham and Ajax marksman to leave. Mido is one of the club’s higher earners and Reds’ boss Keith Hill says the player’s stay is “not retrievable”.

“The sooner we get that business dealt with the better for everyone,” Hill said. “Unfortunately it’s [the situation] not retrieveable anymore.”

Director Rowing is believed the club have offered the player a compensation exit package.

“Talks are ongoing, so hopefully we can get something sorted as soon as possible,” added Rowing.

Meanwhile, midfielder Akoz Buzsaky is the Reds’ latest injury concern having missed training this week with hamstring soreness. Reuben Noble-Lazarus, Emile Sinclair and Jacob Mellis are also unlikely to feature at Millwall.

 

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