Burnley striker Andre Gray will miss the visit of Watford on Monday after he incurred a three-match ban from the Football Association relating to posts on social media.
The 25-year-old landed in hot water with English football's governing body last month for homophobic comments he made on Twitter back in 2012.
Gray was found guilty at an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Thursday and was also fined £25,000, after admitting to three of the six charges brought against him.
The former non-league hotshot, who was warned as to his future conduct and ordered to attend an FA education course, begins his suspension with immediate effect, which ruled him out of the games against Arsenal (H) and Southampton (A).
Gray fired Sean Dyche's side back into the Premier League last season with 23 goals in 43 appearances to win the Golden Boot and the Championship Player of the Year. He got off the mark in the top flight with a goal in the 2-0 win over Liverpool last month.
Social media was quick to react to the news, calling out the FA for waiting four years to punish a player:
For the FA to ban @AndreGray7 4yrs after something has happened makes them a shambolic laughing stock! What a joke those bandits are!!!
— Ads (@Adam_W48) September 23, 2016
Every Premiership footballer scrolling back through tweets checking they haven't over stepped the mark when they were younger #AndreGray
— Tom Deakin (@Deaks88) September 23, 2016
4 game ban for @AndreGray7.
What's that? A game for each year ago it was? Pathetic @FA
— All About Brentford (@allaboutthebees) September 23, 2016
Andre Gray banned until 29th October because he scored against Liverpool and their fans got salty and started RTing all his old tweets baha
— RyanWaddy (@yakounamatata) September 23, 2016
After Andre Gray was banned for tweets from 4 years ago does it mean the FA can ban players for things they said when they were at school?
— Jason (@beardy_jase) September 23, 2016