A teenage player in England who battles with Tourette's syndrome has received a suspension for swearing to a referee.
Owen Thompson, who is 14 years of age, was suspended for two games and issued with a £25 fine, according to The Sun.
Owen, a goalkeeper, said "f*** off" to the referee following his decision to allow a contentious goal to Owen's opposition, according to a report.
Melanie Burgess, the boy's mother, believed Owen's suspension was "ridiculous".
"After the game the referee went over to Owen’s manager. He showed the referee the medical card that shows Owen has Tourette’s syndrome," Burgess said.
"But last week we learnt he has been given a two-match ban and a £25 fine. It’s ridiculous."
Ware Youth, the club Owen plays for, paid £10 to lodge an appeal to the Hertfordshire FA - one which was unsuccessful.