Riether was caught on TV cameras after appearing to deliberately stamp on the Manchester United teenager during Fulham’s 3-1 defeat to the Premier League champions last weekend.
It was an action which prompted an angry response from several Manchester United players and although the referee missed the incident at the time, Riether was subsequently charged with violent conduct through an FA pilot scheme on retrospective action.
“Fulham's Sascha Riether has been charged by the FA for violent conduct following an incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. Riether is the first player to have been charged retrospectively by the FA under a new pilot project for potential 'not seen' incidents in Premier League matches,” read an FA statement.
It seems Riether and Fulham will not appeal the decision, with the player taking it on himself to apologise to Januzaj for the incident, as well as apologising to Fulham’s fans for the ban which will subsequently follow.
He has assured Fulham supporters that he will be working hard to stay fit through the international break, which follows this weekend’s match against Liverpool.
I want to say I am sorry to Adnan Januzai.It was very unlike me and I can only say that frustration got the better of me.— Sascha Riether (@saschariether) November 5, 2013
I also want to apologise to my teammates, fans and everyone at the Club, for the ban incurred following Saturday's match— Sascha Riether (@saschariether) November 5, 2013
I want the fans to know that I will be working hard to stay fit and will be ready to continue fighting for the Club as soon as I am able.SR— Sascha Riether (@saschariether) November 5, 2013