Preston’s Fisher has ‘learned lesson’ after fondling penis of rival during match

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Preston right-back Darnell Fisher says he definitely won't be grabbing anymore genitals on the football pitch after receiving a three-game ban.

The defender went viral after cameras caught him fondling Callum Paterson's package during a Championship encounter with Sheffield Wednesday in November.

Fisher received plenty of online backlash for the incident with many fans blasting his actions as unacceptable.

The 26-year-old admitted to going too far and after the game said: "What I did was inappropriate and wrong on that stage."

But that didn't stop the FA slapping the Preston star with a three-match ban for violent conduct.

Having served his sentence and returned to playing Fisher has opened up on the incident. And when asked if grabbing players by the testicles is normal behaviour in football he told the Lancashire Post: "More than what anybody thinks, but the camera picked it up and obviously it went viral.

"It does happen a lot.

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"It got too much attention for my liking. To be fair, everybody in football will say it happens.

"Players were supportive, even those who I have played against, they said how did you get banned for that.

"I just had to take it and go with it.

"I got a bit of stick from everywhere. People who I played with from years ago were messaging me.

"To be fair, it was more having a laugh about it but I wasn't laughing about it as I got banned for it."

Asked if he would repeat the offence, Fisher replied: "Definitely not!"

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