The Brazil international striker has been on the move during the summer window but now has to serve a one-game ban.
Richarlison is going to have to be patient as he pursues Tottenham’s debut following his £50m ($60m) transfer from Everton, with the Brazilian handed a one-match ban for having launched a flare.
On May 1, in a Premier League outing for the Toffees against Chelsea, the 25-year-old took goal celebrations too far.
He is now paying the price, with the Football Association hitting him with an improper conduct charge.
How long has Richarlison been banned?
The South American is eager to get started at Spurs after completing a big move to north London.
His competitive arc was pushed back by the FA, who said in a statement: “An independent regulatory commission has suspended Richarlison de Andrade for one game and fined him £25,000 following a breach of Rule E3 of the FA which took place in a Premier League match on Sunday 1 May 2022.
“The Tottenham Hotspur FC striker has admitted his conduct while playing for Everton FC in the 46th minute of that game against Chelsea FC was improper, and his penalty was imposed at a subsequent hearing. “
Why was Richarlison banned?
Richarlison netted what turned out to be a winner against Chelsea shortly after the restart in a crucial clash for relegation-threatened Everton towards the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
Those in the stands got a little carried away as they toasted the effort, with pyrotechnics thrown onto the pitch.
A talismanic presence for the Toffees picked up one of the flares, after first celebrating with jubilant teammates, and threw it into the crowd.
Sending back a flurry of blue smoke where he came from was always likely to land him in hot water, and it turned out when the FA announced he had been charged.
A suspension must now be served, with Tottenham – fresh off the top four last season under Antonio Conte – preparing to open their 2022-23 Premier League campaign at home to Southampton on August 6.
After sitting out this contest, Richarlison’s first outing for new employers could come up against Chelsea once again in a London derby at Stamford Bridge.