Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness suspended for social media misconduct

Keith Wyness
Keith Wyness joined Aston Villa in June 2016 and appointed manager Steve Bruce

Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness has been suspended from all football-related activity for three weeks for a post on social media.

Wyness retweeted a video of Villa being denied a penalty with a caption asking if referees had "disabilities".

He admitted a Football Association charge that the comment was "abusive and/or insulting and/or improper".

The 59-year-old has also been fined £10,000 for what the FA deemed was an "aggravated breach" of its rules.

Wyness deleted the tweet following the 1-1 draw with Brighton on 7 May and told the Birmingham Mail he was "both surprised and disappointed at the severity of the punishment" for what he described as an "honest mistake".

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