FA statement

The following statement appeared on TheFA.com on Monday evening.

At an Independent Regulatory Commission Avram Grant was handed a touchline suspension for two matches and fined a total of £6,000.

The Commission found the charge of improper conduct relating to media comments proven, following remarks made in relation to match official Mike Jones in a post-match interview following West Ham United's fixture with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday 13 March 2011.

The ban will commence with immediate effect.