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Jol says Fulham have moved on

last updated Thursday 07th November 2013, 11:16 PM

Fulham manager Martin Jol
Fulham manager
Martin Jol
Martin Jol
Fulham manager Martin Jol insisted the club have "moved on" after Sascha Riether was banned for three matches for stamping on Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj towards the end of Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Craven Cottage.

Fulham initially asked the Football Association for clarification on its retrospective action rule after Riether was charged with violent conduct.

But Jol has now accepted his right-back's punishment, which will start with him missing Saturday's key game against Barclays Premier League game against Liverpool.

Jol said: "If he did do it deliberately it is fair enough to get three games. The referee didn't see it. I didn't see it, but they decided to give him that punishment and people around me said it was probably something deliberate.

"He said it was not deliberate but he apologised to the club, to the fans and to us. It is not what you need, but we move on."

Jol revealed he will be speaking to Riether again about the incident and added: "They are all responsible for their own actions. Sascha Riether is responsible and we are responsible. You don't want that sort of thing.

"He has been punished for it and I don't think he will do it again in the future.

"If he tells me he didn't do it deliberately and other people say he did there is always a grey area with that. But I think you should try not to stamp on someone's feet, probably fall over and do something."

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