The FA have released an official statement confirming that Fabricio Coloccini’s red card will not stand and he will be free to face Stoke on Saturday.
The FA commission found that Robert Madley had ‘made an obvious error’ with regard to the Coloccini sending off.
However, in the same statement The FA have revealed that they have charged Newcastle United with ‘failing to control their players’ after the visiting team reacted to the red card.
In the aftermath Jack Colback received his fifth yellow card of the season and is suspended against Stoke, though this was immaterial with the midfielder looking set to miss a significant number of games after being ‘Cattermoled’ during the match.
No news yet from The FA as to why the referee kept his cards in his pocket after Lee Cattermole’s 173rd foul on Sunday.
Official FA Statement
‘Fabricio Coloccini will not serve a one-match suspension after his wrongful dismissal claim was successful.
An Independent Regulatory Commission found that the match referee had made an obvious error in dismissing the Newcastle United defender for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity during the game against Sunderland on Sunday 25 October 2015.
Newcastle United have been charged for failing to control their players in relation to their reaction to the match referee’s decision.
The club have until 6pm on 30 October 2015 to respond to the charge.’