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Soccer: Liverpool's Elliott given 14-day ban for mocking Tottenham's Kane

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - FA Community Shield - Manchester City v Liverpool - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - August 4, 2019 Liverpool's Harvey Elliott inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/David Klein/File Photo

(Reuters) - Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott has been suspended from all domestic club football for 14 days after using offensive language to mock Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in a video posted on social media.

The English Football Association (FA) said on Friday that Elliott, 16, admitted to a breach of its rules after impersonating England captain Kane on a Snapchat video during last season’s Champions League final when Liverpool beat Spurs in Madrid.

Elliott, who made his Liverpool debut in a 2-0 League Cup win at MK Dons last month, issued an apology when the video came to light earlier this season.

The FA said in a statement here that the video constituted an "aggravated breach" of its rules as it included reference to disability.

Elliott was also fined 350 pounds ($443) and asked to complete a “face-to-face education course”.

($1 = 0.7900 pounds)

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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