LONDON: Hull striker George Boyd has been suspended for three matches by the English Football Association for spitting at Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.
The incident, which was not spotted by referee Lee Mason but caught on video, happened in the 68th minute of Hull's 2-0 loss against City in the Premier League last weekend.
Boyd and Hart had a heated exchange after the forward went down in the box following a challenge from the England keeper. Mason waved away Hull's appeal for a penalty but Hart received a yellow card after the pair clashed heads.
The FA says the punishment has an "immediate effect," meaning that Boyd will miss Hull's games against West Brom, West Ham and Stoke.