Official club statement
Bradford City Football Club were charged by The FA of rule 15 (j) (i) on Monday 3 December 2012 in relation to their F.A Cup with Budweiser Second Round encounter with Brentford on Friday 30 November 2012.
The nature of the charge is the playing of one of our loan players deemed ineligible due to the late submission for permission for him to play.
Bradford City Football Club is very sorry to have to report such a matter and apologies to our fans.
The error was of an administrative technical nature and not one to intentionally break competition rules.
We presented a case of mitigation to The FA on Thursday 6 December, however The F.A panel chose to enforce the full powers of its jurisdiction and have removed the club from this season's F.A Cup competition.
We are clearly disappointed by this decision and cannot comment further on this matter as the club is still actively conducting a full investigation. The club has until 5:00pm today (Friday) to lodge an appeal with the F.A, and we are currently reviewing our position in relation to this.