Clarets Defender Set For Christmas Ban

James Tarkowski Charged by Football Association

The Football Association have this afternoon charged Clarets defender James Tarkowski with violent conduct following an incident with Brighton & Hove Albion’s Glenn Murray in their game on Saturday.

Premier League - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Burnley

The former Brentford defender appeared to swing his arm into Murray’s ribs, who fell to the floor holding his side. As referee Kavanagh didn’t see the incident, it was referred by the FA to a panel of three former match officials, who must vote unanimously that the incident warranted a red card.

James Tarkowski, now has until 6.00pm tomorrow evening to respond to the charges which could see him facing a three match ban, this would see him miss the whole christmas period including saturday’s home fixture with Tottenham, as well as a trip to Manchester United on Boxing Day and Huddersfield on 30 December 2017.

Tarkowski has started all 18 Premier League games this season with the Clarets having the joint best defensive record in the Premier League only conceding 12 goals.

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