Paddy Davitt, Norwich City Writer
Friday, August 15, 2014
Norwich City defender Martin Olsson must learn from his red card reaction that earned him an FA charge for putting his hand on the chest of referee Simon Hooper.
Olsson had until Thursday evening to respond to the FA, following his response to a second booking during Sunday’s 1-0 Championship defeat at Wolves.
The Swedish international is suspended for this weekend’s home league game against Watford and Norwich chief Neil Adams confirmed the left-back will be disciplined by the club, over and above any further FA sanctions.
“I have spoken to him and the lad is genuinely gutted. He is disappointed in himself. He knows he made a mistake there,” said the City boss. “The only thing we can look at it in his defence is that there was no aggression. I remember the Paolo Di Canio incident, we all do, and he didn’t mean to do that. It was just the disappointment and frustration of getting the red card.
“Of course, you can’t do that. You can’t touch the referee. It is simple as that. We know it and more importantly he knows it as well. I’ve said to him you can not do that, regardless of circumstances, but he is not that type of player. He has a good disciplinary record and he is a great lad. He will be disciplined by the club. If he misses games unnecessarily, and by that I mean extra bans, then he knows what the policy is.”