Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri has shared a hilarious update as he adapts to life during his six-match ban after being charged with racism by the FA.
It followed an incident that occured against Mansfield during pre-season, 2018, but, despite vocalising his disgust at the time of the ban, Forestieri is keen to not let it get him down.
So on Monday afternoon, with the under-23’s preparing for a match with Cardiff City, he took it upon himself to help the groundsmen out, taking a lawnmower out to help prepare the pitch.
Writing alongside the short clip, the 29-year-old wrote: “I need to do extra hours.”
The Italian played just three times this season before he failed in his appeal against the ban, providing just one assist prior to the verdict.
But he will undoubtedly be looking forward to returning to the pitch with Garry Monk having taken permanent charge of proceedings at the club, picking up an impressive win on Sunday to start in the perfect manner.
Steven Fletcher and Sam Winnall were both on target as the Owls comfortably dispatched Huddersfield Town 2-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium.
It is great to see Forestieri keeping his spirits up in what must be a tough time for him.
I am not going to take sides with regards the verdict, because I ultimately do not know what happened, but it seems strange to charge him after being found innocent in court.
But, Wednesday look set to continue their rise so his return to the first-team may well come at the perfect time.