If a player is sent off, it is a matter of fact the player will be suspended 7 days after the date of the game, as set out by The FA in the Discipline Handbook.

 

The length of ban depends on the type of misconduct: 

 

Serious Foul Play

3 match suspension

5 penalty points

 

Violent Conduct

3 match suspension

6 penalty points

 

Spitting at an opponent

6 match suspension

7 penalty points

 

Denies an obvious goal scoring opportunity by an offence punishable by a free kick or penalty kick

1 match

3 penalty points

 

Denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball

1 match

3 penalty points

 

Use of offensive, or insulting or abusive language

2 matches

4 penalty points

 

Receiving a second caution in a match

1 match suspension

3 penalty points

 

The above sanctions only apply if it is the participants first red card in a specific category of football for the current playing season. An additional match will be added to the suspension for each previous sending off in the same category of football in the current playing season.


You can read more about misconduct charges in the Discipline Handbook.