SCOTT Flinders was found guilty of racial abuse by an FA regulatory commission at Wembley after telling Wimbledon striker Lyle Taylor that his wife “doesn’t like your kind”.

The York City keeper, who did not accept he had made the comment but could not remember what he had said, was proven by two video recordings, described as “most helpful”, to have reacted verbally after Taylor grabbed Flinders’ testicles and goaded him.

According to Taylor, he squeezed Flinders’ crotch by mistake after trying to pull his shirt during the 71st minute of the Sky Bet League Two meeting between the two clubs in March at Wimbledon's Kingsmeadow stadium.

The ex-Scunthorpe striker then stated, as detailed by the Written Reasons now posted on the FA’s website, that Flinders asked: “What the **** did you grab my ******** for?”, to which he answered: “Because your missus doesn’t, does she?”

According to Taylor, Flinders then replied: “But she doesn’t like your kind.”

Ex-Hartlepool shot-stopper Flinders accepted Taylor’s version of events, except for the final line, with referee Rob Lewis deeming that Taylor’s statement, lodged after the match, was consistent with the complaint he made on the pitch after the incident.

Flinders was informed about the complaint a couple of weeks after the game by City club secretary Lisa Charlton and, during the hearing, he stated, and repeated on more than one occasion, that it was not in his character to say such things and that he was 100 per cent not a racist.

He also agreed that, if the words alleged were said, then he considered them to be racist.

Flinders went on to admit he was frustrated and wanted to confront Taylor following the provocation, but stated that, even so, he was 100 per cent in control of his emotions at the time.

Having admitted he did not know, or could not remember, exactly what he said to Taylor instead of the alleged words, though, his evidence at “formal interview and since” was deemed to have not been “consistent and reliable”.

He also claimed he did not throw a punch but the video evidence, watched by the members of the Regulatory Commission a number of times, seemed to contradict that comment and, for that reason, it was felt he was not a “convincing or reliable witness”.

Evidence, given over the telephone, by City goalkeeping coach Craig Hinchliffe, meanwhile, was dismissed as “not really helpful at all” and that provided in the same manner by former loan defender William Boyle, who confessed the alleged words could have been said but he didn’t hear them, was said to be “unable to assist the Commission at all”.

Referee Lewis, who confirmed that City’s management team, like Flinders, were not told about the complaint at the game, also stated that he did not hear the conversation, but it was decided that the abuse was “more likely than not to have occurred”.

In summary, the Regulatory Commission, which consisted of chairman Brian Jones, JP Mick Kearns and Marvin Robinson, were unanimous in the view that Taylor was a consistent and credible witness and that his version of events was confirmed by the video evidence.

Ex-players Richard Jobson and Jason Lee also attended as PFA observers.

It was revealed too that Flinders incurred a £1,250 fine in addition to making a contribution of £250 towards the costs of the hearing and most now attend a one-to-one FA Education course.

City boss Jackie McNamara, meanwhile, has lifted the club suspension on Flinders, who has resumed first-team training.

He added: “People can see what was said and have their own thoughts on it. We’re not doing anything else about it and he’s serving his five-game ban and being punished.”

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