🔴⚫️ Bournemouth star Lerma charged for biting incident
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🔴⚫️ Bournemouth star Lerma charged for biting incident

English Championship and Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma has been accused of biting an unnamed Sheffield Wednesday FC player.

The English FA confirmed the incident happened on 3 November in an EFL Cup encounter, and the Colombia international has until 24 December to plead innocent or guilty.

English FA statement:

"AFC Bournemouth's Jefferson Lerma has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3.

"It is alleged that the midfielder committed an act of violent conduct by biting a Sheffield Wednesday FC player during the 83rd minute of an EFL Championship game on Tuesday 3 November 2020.

"Jefferson Lerma has until Thursday 24 December 2020 to provide a response.”

Meanwhile, Lerma has quickly sworn innocence, with his club Bournemouth standing by the 26-year-old’s side.

"AFC Bournemouth fully support Jefferson and will continue to do so throughout the process.”

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