Emerse Fae has branded Reading manager Steve Coppell "stupid" for instigating the two-week suspensions handed out to the midfielder and team-mate Ibrahima Sonko.

Fae and centre-back Sonko will not feature again this season as the Royals battle to avoid relegation from the Barclays Premier League after refusing to play for the reserves against Tottenham on Monday.

"It´s not clever to suspend your own players -- that´s stupid," he told The Sun. "The sanction is too heavy. Axing two players from your own struggling team is not coherent at all."

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