Norwich City appeal red card shown to midfielder Bradley Johnson during 0-0 draw with Newcastle United

Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson is red carded in Tuesday's 0-0 Premier League draw against Newcastle United. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson is red carded in Tuesday's 0-0 Premier League draw against Newcastle United. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
5:09 PM

Norwich City have appealed the red card given to midfielder Bradley Johnson in last night’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle United at Carrow Road.

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Loic Remy of Newcastle appears to head butt Bradley Johnson of Norwich which sparks confrontation between both sets of players and ends with Referee Chris Foy issuing red cards to Loic Remy of Newcastle and Bradley Johnson of Norwich during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdLoic Remy of Newcastle appears to head butt Bradley Johnson of Norwich which sparks confrontation between both sets of players and ends with Referee Chris Foy issuing red cards to Loic Remy of Newcastle and Bradley Johnson of Norwich during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The club confirmed the appeal using its @NorwichCityFC Twitter account, stating: “We can confirm that the club have appealed against the red card received by Bradley Johnson in the 0-0 draw with Newcastle United.”

Magpies striker Loic Remy was dismissed for an apparent head butt gesture towards Johnson in the 80th minute of last night’s Premier League clash.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew claimed after the match that the head butt gesture had been exaggerated by Johnson, who also saw red for an initial shove into the Frenchman’s chest.

It was Johnson’s first red card of his Norwich City career and his first in almost three years, since being sent off for old club Leeds United in a 3-3 draw against Barnsley in February 2011.

Chris Hughton defended Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson after he was red-carded along with Newcastle's Loic Remy in a 0-0 Premier League draw at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdChris Hughton defended Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson after he was red-carded along with Newcastle's Loic Remy in a 0-0 Premier League draw at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Chris Foy’s decision to dismiss the combative midfielder was only the third time he had seen red in his career, with the other dismissal when on loan from Northampton in the Conference with Ebbsfleet United, against Canvey Island in January 2006.

That may come as some surprise considering Johnson has picked up 65 yellow cards in nearly 530 appearances as a professional, with the 26-year-old booked 10 times for the Canaries last season.

He, and City boss Chris Hughton, will hope to see that third red card of his career chalked off by the FA now though, or Johnson could miss Saturday’s Premier League clash at Cardiff on Saturday, ending a run of 10 successive Premier League starts for Johnson.

He is due to serve a three-match ban due to the red card being for violent conduct.

With Jonny Howson still out injured and Alexander Tettey only making his comeback from a long-term injury in the closing stages of the Newcastle game, Johnson’s services are much-needed by the Canaries at the moment.

However, an FA Regulatory Committee must be convened to make the appeal decision and if that is not held before the weekend, Johnson would be available for Cardiff.

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Match report: Norwich City 0 Newcastle United 0

24 comments

  • el dingo, a comment like that coming from you is of immense value to me. And that is not sarcasm, I really mean it. Willb is a true seer. There may still be hope?

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Oh! I forgot to mention BBC MOTD. They may, like some of us, think this was a stinker, but democracy requires each to share the time on the BBC, after all we do pay these people ! Gary could not even find time for the pundits to spare a few thoughts for the proletariat. We may only be bit players in the show, but we pay our way for the over paid. Come on you cushioned mob, give us our dues.

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    willb

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • What a circus. Players who didn`t turn up, players who act like nursery chidren, officials who can`t do their job and an appeals procedure not fit for the middle ages, with a EPL administration with the nous of a donkey. This is our Premier league in the 21st century. With a reporting quality from the EDP today on the same level. Who are these people reporting on the last nights fiasco ???!!!

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    willb

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Yes Mad Brewer, the gravy train in the UK is costing us people. We are ruled by " The Club," an organisation built on the pyramid selling system. Just those who are chosen by their ability to lick a***s. Layers of them in politics and all associated with this insidious lot. Our football hierarchy is comprised of people who have money or are given it by those with money, to do what, ruin the peoples game ! Have they never heard of the quality of life that exists when you have just enough to get by? Let`s languish in the rubbish the EDP have served up today.

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    willb

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Not bad, it took 9 posts before the first "Hughton Out" comment. From the usual sources of course. I'm currently on the fence regarding Hughton but am becoming incredibly bored with the same old broken record.A referee giving a bad decision does not necessarily mean that Hughton's to blame.

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    PaulWho

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Was it not the referees assistant who spoke to foy after the dismissal of Remy who had the deciding vote on BJ red card, Anyone know how long we have to wait for howsons return?

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    elmboy

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I thought hands to the face or neck brought an automatic red card (not for Chamak on Hoolahan tho) but a push to the chest, come on..... You see that in almost everyone confrontation nowadays. Yes, it was aggressive but when is a push to the chest not aggressive? If the red card stays, then we are going to see many more matches finish with less players on the pitch. .

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    zebbee

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Agree its pointless, but I do feel sorry for Johnson. There was concern here before the game about the referee. I can only agree that he gave a very "limp" performance again at "the carra"

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    sharky

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Hopefully Johnson loses his appeal, which will force our clueless manager into a a change that unwittingly yields results.

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    Hurdy Gurdy Man

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Snodgrass and Johnson, got in trouble because of their total frustration at how poor the performance was, the total lack of quality, effort, cohesion and creativity can't be made up for by petulant idiocy! I for one could not care less what happens, who ever is put out on the pitch by the clueless moron in charge has no chance of producing any quality. I wouldn't blame any player for wanting to leave this embarrassment of a football team

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    Burglecut

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • As a Norwich fan I hope this is overturned on appeal. Hoever, if not Johnson can only blame himself as his over-reaction ended up in his own dismissal as well as Remy's. I am sure if Johnson had not over-reacted neither would have seen red. Sharky, I do not agree about the referee. Many referees could, and perhaps even should, have given a pen against us in the second half. Foy did not and we should be grateful for any small mercies we receive this season.

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    CanaryWest

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • For Harry potter fans I'd liken Chris Hughton's effect to that of a dementor, sucking every last bit of hope, excitement and joy from everyone, filling them with dread and desperation! Can anyone else think of a better analogy, its a little competition for you all

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    Burglecut

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I like the cut of your jib, willb! These `reporter` people are local `Ivy Leaguers` given a sinecure to set them up in comfort. NOT journalists. As for the Sweet FA; a bunch of blazered buffoons on a comfy cronies` gravy train. Unfit for purpose. But it will never change. Or will it? Que sera, sera, whatever will be, willb!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Push in the chest equals yellow. Air butt equals red everytime. This will be overturned. Everyone stop being so negative be a bit positive and maybe things will happen on the pitch. I actually enjoyed the Newcastle game it wasn't 5-5 but what do you expect on a difficult surface against a good team on a Tuesday night. It's too late to change manager so get behind the team and sack him after the season ends.

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    whoareya

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • This could be sneaky given that, even if the ban is upheld, he could still be eligible for Cardiff away. Out of a choice of having him available for this game or unavailable for Spurs at home on 22nd Feb (ie, the game he WOULD have previously returned on), I'd go for the Cardiff game. Spurs we are likely to lose, whoever we field.

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    Adams is God

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Absolutely the red card WILL be chalked off. A push to the chest is a yellow card and not a red card. I understand that the TV pundits failed to understand what the red card was for too! And @ cuttlefishpie Snodgrass did stay on his feet so what on earth are you on about?? Duh

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    baguio

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I think the ref got it right with the help of his assistant. Let's hope our kids don't start pulling these sort of shenanigans. A real tough guy would stay on his feet even if headbutted.

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    Cuttlefishpie

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • The red card issue is just a Diversion from the main issue the dire football served up by Hughton and his cohorts. Never has a manger been so unfit for the EPL, McNallys failure to act must now mean that he will do the honourable thing and resign when Norwich are relegated in May. What a crowd of losers.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • The game is all about opinions CW. However if it was not a penalty why wasnt he booked. Thats what I ment about "Limp". I was merely agreeing with what was posted by many here before the game.

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    sharky

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Obviously I meant Johnson not Snodgrass!

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    baguio

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • willb and Brew you both have my undying admiration. Perception at its best.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Can`t see the FA not backing the officials on that one, irrespective of right or wrong. CanaryWest has it right, Johnson overreacted, probably hoping to get (just) the other guy sent off. Classic petard-hoisting. It worked against Joey `Halitosis` Barton, so one out of two ain`t bad?

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Unless my eyes deceived me, BJ shoved Remy in the chest before Remy "air-butted" him. OK, so it was not in the same league as Suarez' chomp on Ivanovic or Cantona's Kung Fu kick on the hapless Palace supporter, but it was still violent conduct and the FA are very touchy about that sort of thing. The appeal will therefore fail, and the bad news (or good news depending on your point of view) is that the 3 match ban might become a 4 match ban. Funny old world, eh?

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    User Removed

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • That's one appeal that's destined to fail . Don't behave like a pillock in the first place and red cards won't appear .

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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