Hull City's Abel Hernandez faces violent conduct charge

Hull City KC Stadium

Abel Hernandez has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

The Hull City forward was involved in an incident with Manchester United's Phil Jones in the 70th minute of their clash on Sunday.

In an off the ball incident, Hernandez struck Jones into the stomach leaving the England international on the ground gasping for breath. The pair were waiting on a corner delivery when the blatant punch occurred.

There was no free kick awarded and Jones played on without making any fuss about the incident.

Incidents of off the ball nature in Premier League matches which are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three former elite referees.

Each panel member in question will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence. In this case with Abel Hernandez, the Uruguayan is unlikely to be let off too lightly as there cannot be any defence of the actions he committed on Sunday.

Despite being linked with a move away from Hull City, per the Hull Daily Mail, as the club looks to cut costs with life in the Championship just around the corner, a ban is likely to be enforced on Hernandez wherever he ends up.

For retrospective action to be taken, the decision by the panel must be unanimous.

Hernandez has until 6pm on Wednesday 27 May to reply to the charge. 

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