FA update on Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett red card appeals
Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett picked up red cards in a tempestuous match on Friday night.
A host of decisions went against Newcastle, with referee Steve Martin sending both Paul Dummett and Jonjo Shelvey off at the City Ground, after the award of penalties.
The punishment on the day wasn’t instant as Karl Darlow saved both penalties, though playing with nine men for an entire half proved too much for Newcastle to take anything.
Monday morning saw The FA confirm that Jonjo Shelvey would serve a three match suspension, whilst Paul Dummett got a one game ban (unless appealed).
The NUFC duo added then to the list of Championship players suspended on The FA website, alongside the Preston pair Doyle and Beckford, who were sent off in a scene reminiscent of the Bowyer/Dyer spat at St James Park back in the day.
Still awaiting any formal statement from The FA/Newcastle United but it appears that NUFC did indeed appeal against both red cards.
Both Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett have had their names removed from the list of live suspensions on The FA official website (as per below), whilst the likes of the Preston pair remain on it:
Paul Dummett would have missed next Saturday’s home match with Birmingham, whilst Shelvey would have missed that Birmingham game and the away matches at Wigan & Burton.
Former top referee Keith Hackett had already said that he believes any appeal on either red card is a waste of time as he sees it based on the facts, with Newcastle risking extra game(s) to be added to the bans for what could be judged frivolous appeal(s).
A number of journalists, including The Times’ George Caulkin, are also now reporting that Newcastle did indeed appeal and have won in both cases.
***Latest – Newcastle United have now released an official statement (read it HERE) confirming both red cards have been overturned on appeal!
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