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Peterborough player given sack and record longest ban in history of English football

Peterborough United have sacked defender Josh Yorwerth after he is given a four-year ban for avoiding an anti-doping test and taking cocaine.

Reports have emerged that Yorwerth admitted to an FA disciplinary hearing that he took cocaine days before drug testers arrived at his home to administer a random test.


“Peterborough United Football Club have been working with Josh Yorwerth over the past few months alongside the PFA to try and help him overcome a number of personal issues.

“The board of directors have been very supportive of him during this case and a representative of the football club has been in constant dialogue with Josh throughout the whole process.

“However, following the two charges made against Josh (one for evading an anti-doping test and the other for taking cocaine) and the four-year ban issued, the football club wishes to confirm that his contract will be terminated.

“The football club wishes Josh well with his recovery and for his future and hope he continues to get the support he needs from those in a position to help.”


Football fans took to Twitter to give their reaction on the news with the majority stunned with how long he has been banned from football for – check out those tweets on the next page.


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