Hartlepool defender Carl Magnay has been hit with a six-game ban after spitting at a fan during an away game.
The 26-year-old was charged with misconduct after the attack on a supporter at on September 5.
The incident took place when Pools took on Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park.
The FA has now considered the case, and given Magnay, who is from Gateshead, a six-match ban and £750 fine.
The full FA statement reads: “Hartlepool United’s Carl Magnay has been suspended for six matches and fined £750 after he was charged for spitting at a spectator.
“The incident occurred after his dismissal in the 85th minute of the game against Wycombe Wanderers on 5th September 2015.
“The charge, which he denied at a personal hearing, was found proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission.
“The player’s suspension is set aside pending receipt of the Regulatory Commission’s written reasons for the decision.”
Hartlepool United has spoken out against the decision.
In a report on the club’s website, Pools bosses said: “The club is extremely disappointed by the decision of the Independent Regulatory Commission following the charge made against Carl Magnay.
“We will now await the written reasons for their verdict before deciding how best to proceed but would like to make it absolutely clear that Carl retains our full and unwavering support.”