There is absolutely no way that NUFC should accept , without argument, any ban meted out by the FA.
The FA set a precedent last week by accepting Matic of Chelsea had been provoked by Ashley Barnes of Burnley prior to his dismissal.
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The FA accepted the provocation as valid mitigation and reduced Matic’s ban to two matches from three….a reduction of 33%, although there are those who believe the two game ban was still too harsh.
Whilst accepting that Cisse’s action was reprehensible, Newcastle and Cisse must use the same mitigation, as Papiss was severely provoked.
This was a disgraceful act instigated by Evans and he (Evans) should receive the most lengthy ban.
*** As it stands, if Papiss Cisse were to get the speculated seven match ban, he would miss Everton (A), Arsenal (H), Sunderland (A), Liverpool (A), Spurs (H), Swansea (H), Leicester (A)
Leaving Cisse to face only West Brom and West Ham at home, with also QPR away which falls in between those two matches at St. James’ Park.