The former
by wcnitz (2019-02-11 14:24:46)

In reply to: Interesting. Does he coach his own kid(s) or  posted by Irish Tool

I believe he coaches his kids, so yes he may have approached it that way.

And I've seen the increased ban/suspension happen with appeals since FAs and associations can impose longer bans on offenses than were originally given (think a 2 game ban for a straight red card that was REALLY bad, and the player appeals and the FA turns around and gives him 4 games instead).