Leroy Fer is now available to play against Newcastle United at the weekend.

Swansea City launched an appeal after the midfielder was red carded in the FA Cup against Wolves on Saturday.

The FA have now considered the appeal and agreed that it was the wrong decision by the referee, with the player’s three match ban erased.

Not the most prolific of goalscorers, Leroy Fer has only scored 16 Premier League goals in his career and two of those came against Newcastle.

The first in a 2-1 win for the Magpies when Fer was playing for Norwich, then the Dutch international was on the winning side for QPR when scoring (see goal image above) as they defeated Newcastle 2-1.

The midfielder (along with a cast of thousands!) has also been linked with a move to Newcastle in the past.

Official Swansea City announcement:

Swansea City have won their appeal against Leroy Fer’s sending off at Wolves on Saturday.

The midfielder will not now be suspended for the Swans’ upcoming Premier League games against Newcastle and Liverpool, as well as next week’s Emirates FA Cup replay against Wolves.

Fer was shown a straight red card in the 67th minute at Molineux last weekend for a foul on Helder Costa which was deemed by referee Anthony Taylor to constitute violent conduct.

But the Swans launched an appeal because they felt Fer should have been cautioned rather than dismissed for the offence.

And the red card has now been rescinded by the Football Association, meaning Fer is free to play at St James’ Park this Saturday.

“Leroy Fer will be available for Swansea’s next three games after an independent regulatory commission accepted that he was wrongly dismissed for violent conduct against Wolves on Saturday, January 6,” an FA spokesperson said.

  • Wor Lass

    The usual suspects can go all out on that famous FA conspiracy to do down the Toon after this! I mean, after the 4th round draw fix and then this ….

  • anyobrien

    What a surprise eh

  • Danimal

    It was possibly not a red card by the letter of the law but for any self-respecting football fan it was a red card all day long, the most cynical piece of cheating I have seen for a long time. The FA would have been better off spending their time coming up with a new law to accommodate it. I understand why the ref was appalled by it and good on him for his reaction. Shame it has been overruled.

  • Kneebotherm8

    Never a red card in a million years,he thought he was gonna take a yellow card for the team and when the ref pulled the red out he was gobsmacked.
    If one of our players had been red carded for that there’d have been a hundred comments on here,me included,calling the ref a pillock.