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Length Of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Ban Confirmed

8 years ago

There has been some debate as to the length of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa’s ban, following the sending off against Liverpool.

Some fans were of the belief that it was a one match ban for a straight red while others thought it was an automatic three.

Up to a point both are right but we have been in touch with the club and it has been confirmed that the French centre-back will only miss the one match, the clash against the mackems on Sunday.

A straight red can bring a three match ban, for offences such as violent play. However, it is only a single match ban when a player denies another a clear goal scoring opportunity.

I was a bit bemused on Saturday when Mapou’s team mates were continuing their protests so long. We all know what a disgraceful cheat Suarez is, but even though he made the most of the contact (as always), it was obvious even from the Leazes end where I was sitting that the referee had only one course of action.


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