Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings has said it is "upsetting" for people to think he intentionally stamped on Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Mings, 23, was given a five-match suspension for his stamp on Ibrahimovic, who was banned for three matches after elbowing his opponent, in Bournemouth's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last Saturday.
The centre-back's altercation with the United striker was not spotted by referee Kevin Friend, and Mings was ultimately charged with violent conduct by the English Football Association (FA).
Mings contested the charge but was found guilty by the FA, and on Friday he used social media to express his frustration at the decision.
My thoughts on the situation, thank you. pic.twitter.com/tBSXg4x0DS
- Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) March 10, 2017
Mings will miss Premier League games against West Ham, Swansea, Southampton, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Bournemouth are 14th in the Premier League, five points above the relegation zone.