Former England and Newcastle players were suspended from play Former England and Newcastle forward Peter Beardsley will seek lớn return to the sport once he has served a 32-week suspension from all football-related activity after being found guilty of making racist comments- According lớn the soccer tips betting page! The 58-year-old, who has denied the allegations, left his role as Newcastle's Under-23s coach earlier this year following an internal investigation. After being subsequently charged by the Football Association for an 'aggravated breach' under FA Rule E3(2) due to reference of ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race and/or nationality, which was then followed by an independent regulatory commission hearing, Beardsley will now not be able to return lớn working in football until April 2020. The regulatory commission's written reasons for its decision have been published in a 42-page document covering the three-day hearing at Wembley in July. The three-person commission accepted allegations made by four unnamed players that Beardsley had told black players of African origin that "You should be used to that" during a team-building exercise at Go Ape, suggesting 18-year-old players were older than they claimed and called another a monkey. As well as the suspension, the FA has ordered Beardsley lớn complete a face-to-face education course - with the commission adding it was "satisfied that Mr Beardsley is not a racist", but stating his comments were "wholly unacceptable". You can prefer the soccer betting tips page! In a lengthy statement released on his behalf by his solicitors, Beardsley spoke of his disappointment at the decision, but vowed lớn return lớn football. "Peter Beardsley is very surprised and disappointed by the decision of the Regulatory Commission," a statement read. "It was almost impossible for Peter lớn clear his name because of the serious flaws and contamination of evidence that occurred in the disciplinary process before Newcastle United and by the unusual fact that the FA rules put the burden of proof on him lớn prove his innocence in the proceedings. "After a long process which has been unnecessarily protracted, Peter feels vindicated that the commission has expressly found that he is not a racist." Beardsley had, the statement added, been "inundated with support from all over the country", which included from the likes of John Barnes, Kevin Keegan, Les Ferdinand and Andrew Cole to provide "unchallenged evidence" over his "good character, the fact that he is not a racist and whatever was said, there was no intent lớn cause offence". The statement referenced Beardsley's affection for the club and its fans, but also pointed out a lack of "relevant training and education" from Newcastle, saying the former striker had "always been willing and eager lớn attend" any such sessions. "Peter has categorically denied the allegations throughout whilst continuing lớn honour the contractual obligations of confidentiality to Newcastle United and maintaining his silence which in itself has been very difficult," the statement said. "With no avenue left open lớn him lớn clear his name Peter has no choice but to acknowledge the decision and now looks forward to moving on with his life and resuming his career. "He shall respect the sanction imposed and looks forward lớn returning lớn work in football, which has been his life, at the end of his suspension." In January 2018, a formal complaint was made about Beardsley by midfielder Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, who has since left Newcastle. Beardsley had always denied the allegations. Nevertheless, the commission eventually ruled against him. "We regret the outcome that we have felt compelled lớn reach in this case. Mr Beardsley is a towering figure in football and his footballing reputation is beyond question," the commission said in its findings. "But on the three occasions which are the subject of the charges, he made remarks which were obviously racist and were wholly unacceptable. Even if he did not intend to do so, he plainly did cause offence. "It is particularly important at a time when racism in football is prevalent that remarks of the kind made by Mr Beardsley are punished severely." The written reasons also said Beardsley contended that three of the black players had "made up the allegations motivated by financial greed, and implicating the agent of two of them, for which he did not have a shred of evidence." Beardsley's leading counsel was Nick De Marco QC, who told the commission the former player had found it impossible lớn secure income from football 'punditry' or other employment while the charges were hanging over him. The 58-year-old's "exemplary" disciplinary record was also noted, having never been subject lớn any charge before. Under the 'mitigating factors', it was stated the commission were "satisfied that Mr Beardsley is not a racist in the sense of being ill-disposed to persons on grounds of their race or ethnicity."