Martin Olsson banned for another three Norwich City games

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson has accepted an FA charge for improper conduct over his Wolves red card. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City defender Martin Olsson has accepted an FA charge for improper conduct over his Wolves red card. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Monday, August 18, 2014
5:20 PM

Norwich City full-back Martin Olsson will miss tomorrow night’s Championship clash with Blackburn after having his suspension extended by the Football Association.

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The Sweden international missed Saturday’s 3-0 home win against Watford after being sent off in the 1-0 loss at Wolves for two bookable offences.

Olsson reacted angrily to the decision and slightly pushed referee Kevin Hooper before leaving the pitch and last week admitted a misconduct charge in relation to the incident.

This afternoon the FA have announced that will result in a further ban, meaning Olsson will miss tomorrow night’s match at Carrow Road against his former club Blackburn, as well as Saturday’s derby clash at Ipswich Town and next Tuesday’s Capital One Cup second round clash with Crawley Town at Carrow Road, after the Canaries confirmed they will not be appealing the decision.

The FA have released the following statement: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Norwich City’s Martin Olsson has been suspended for three matches commencing with immediate effect, subject to any appeal.

“Olsson, who was also fined £3,000, admitted an FA misconduct charge in relation to an incident which occurred during the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday 10 August 2014.

“The charge was that Olsson’s action in making physical contact with the referee immediately prior to being shown a red card and for his behaviour as he left the field of play amounted to improper conduct, which occurred outside the jurisdiction of the match officials.”

21 comments

  • They were always going to re-establish a precedent here. Anything more violent would have been 6-12 games. Silly thing to do. Sounds like he gets a two week fine for it too, so at least that saves the club a few quid. And if he's not playing we may not have to sell him, as he's not catching anyone's eye.

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    Colin

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Come back Mattias! Your good natured enthusiasm and brilliantly concise offerings are sadly missed! Seriously; don`t be pushed off the boards. Your (tor)mentor. Gek Brouwer.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • I think this is OK. Players are way too disrespectful of refs these days, and now they are starting to make examples of idiots that push them when shown the red card. Unfortunately that idiot plays for us. It should be that only captains are allowed to address the ref. I'd also like to see an Automatic red card and 4 games ban for players who drop and roll more than 1 round when tackled...

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    Norwegian Canary

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • These players know the rules, just accept it and move on. And Waclor agree with you, but you never see the managers telling players not to do it

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    Derek McDonald

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • I think the daftest thing professional footballers do is take their shirt off to celebrate a goal. They all know it is a booking but still have to do it. Crazy.

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    waclor

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • You dont touch the Ref . not ever , never . And you are very silly to argue with one or show anything more than the mildest dissention from their decisions . BECAUSE IT NEVER GETS YOU ANYWHERE , EXCEPT IN DEEP DOO-DOO YOURSELF . Why dont our so-called professionals understand that and act accordingly ? Damn fool .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Managers should have the right to a video challenge to a referee's decision regarding cards and penalties like they do with hockey, tennis, cricket and every other sport that isn't governed by Luddites.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Harsh, yes, but a warning to all that contact with the referee is a no no and will not be tolerated. Pity it had to be one of ours to feel the FA's wrath.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Bit harsh for a gentle nudge in the chest. Might as well have bitten him and been done with it.

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    CanaryWest

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Agree JB but a big premier club player would only have got one extra match.

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    waclor

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Fair enough. Referees job is impossible.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • JB has it right on this one.

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    el dingo

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • No reprimand for poor refereeing I suppose - Wolves players got spoken to while Norwich City players got booked. Perhaps he could referee the return fixture so we can enjoy home side favours?

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    Clothcap

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • A case of Double, Double, Toil and Trouble for one of the Olssen twins .......... our very own NCFC Little Rascal !

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    nevermindthedanger

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • It does seem a tad harsh, but he knows the rules. I imagine he knows them very well. At least Garrido will get his chance to put a foot in the door. Make him fight for the LB berth Javier. In saying that, I assume MO`s not leaving in the interim.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Harsh, handbag or whatever, they know the rules, he should not have done it. Probably embarrassed by being stuffed for pace.

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    JB

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Leon Barnett did a similar thing against Portsmouth in our Championship promotion winning season when he threw a ball at the ref when he was sent off for 2 yellows. His 1 match ban was increased to 3. With Olsson, 4 matches is slightly harsh I feel, but considering the 4th is only against Crawley, a 3 match league ban is probably about right when comparing to Barnett's. It's his own fault.

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    Adams is God

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Seems over the top. They only banned Suarez for eight games for biting a player.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Bit of a handbag do really. Not like the old days, Jimmy Moran could have taught him a thing or two about ruffing up a ref.

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    cutty

    Monday, August 18, 2014

  • That seems somewhat harsh to me!

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    kevin

    Monday, August 18, 2014

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