(Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur’s new signing Richarlison will miss their opening game of the season after he was suspended by the Football Association (FA) for one match for throwing a flare off the field while playing for Everton against Chelsea last season.
Richarlison, who joined Tottenham from Everton last week for a reported fee of 50 million pounds ($59.53 million) plus up to 10 million in add-ons, threw the flare after his goal in Everton’s 1-0 Premier League win over Chelsea at Goodison Park in May.
The 25-year-old celebrated his 46th-minute goal by picking up the flare, which had landed on the field, and throwing it back towards the stand.
The FA said in a statement on Tuesday that Richarlison admitted his conduct was improper and that he had been fined 25,000 pounds ($30,050) for the incident.
Brazil forward Richarlison, who scored 53 goals for Everton, has joined Tottenham in a deal reported to be worth an initial 50 million pounds.
The north London club begin their Premier League season with a home match against Southampton on Aug. 6.
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(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; editing by Clare Fallon and Christian Radnedge)