Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson wins his FA appeal over three-match ban
17:11 30 January 2014
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Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson is available for the Premier League trip to Cardiff City after successfully appealing his three-match ban for his midweek sending-off against Newcastle.
Johnson was dismissed in the 82nd minute along with the Magpies’ French international striker Loic Remy after the pair squared up in a heated exchange. Remy’s appeal has failed and the striker will serve a three-match ban for violent conduct.
“It’s very good news for us,” said City boss Chris Hughton. “Our feeling at the time was that it was a very harsh decision so credit to those who had to make the decision to uphold our appeal.”
An FA statement released on Thursday afternoon read: “An Independent Regulatory Commission heard two claims of wrongful dismissal today both in relation to the Norwich City versus Newcastle United game on Tuesday (28 January 2014). The claim involving Norwich’s Bradley Johnson was upheld meaning his three-match suspension is withdrawn. The claim involving Newcastle’s Loic Remy was dismissed therefore his three-match suspension remains with immediate effect. Both players had been dismissed for violent conduct.”