Norwich City defender Martin Olsson’s ‘push’ reported to FA

Martin Olsson is sent off by referee Simon Hooper for a second yellow card offence in the 1-0 Championship defeat at Wolves. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Martin Olsson is sent off by referee Simon Hooper for a second yellow card offence in the 1-0 Championship defeat at Wolves. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Monday, August 11, 2014
2:33 PM

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson has been reported to the Football Association for an apparent push on referee Simon Hooper.

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The 26-year-old placed a hand on the official following his 60th-minute sending off in the 1-0 loss at Wolves.

The FA will now assess the incident before deciding whether to charge the Sweden international with misconduct. Olsson received a second booking for a tug on Rajiv van La Parra, with Wolves scoring the winner moments later. He is already suspended for Saturday’s Championship visit of Watford, but could face a lengthier ban following Hooper’s decision to report the full-back to the FA.

The FA are expected to conclude their investigations within 24 to 48 hours.

24 comments

  • Thank you Steely Dan for your kind invitation which, wife sitter permitting, I should be delighted to accept.

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    Igno Rance

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Igno - we do have get together's via these comment boards. Brew has been known to attend for a pint or two. Usually the Plasterers on Cowgate is the venue but we are open to alternatives. Nothing in the pipeline at the moment (holidays etc) but hopefully towards the end of September. Perhaps you and Cutty and some of the other comment makers can join us. Signed D. Fagen, Social Secretary.

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    Steely Dan

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Mr.B, you are down in the dumps aren't you! I put it down to your rash declination of the captaincy of SLOBS. I don't think you thought that through properly... There, if ever, was a golden opportunity to have a few beers with fellow "louts" whilst simultaneously instigating a tradition that could have etched your name into the annals of geriatric soccer...or, at the very least, you would have taken your place in history as the mid-field general of the greatest p... Up south of The Wash. - - - - PS. The slackness of Mr. Olssen's agent remains a matter of total indifference to me.

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    Igno Rance

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • I agree that the first card was not even an offence, the second one he did have hands on the player who dived into the box. Add it together and it does not warrant a dismissal but putting hands on the ref is out of order and he was right to report it. It was Russ who was trying to marking the goal scorer, I am afraid that is one of the best parts of his game. I am seeking a cure for Post Match Depression. I hoped that this chronic illness had gone but I still seem to be troubled by it. I am also still trying to get over the concept of Sako and D1cko upfront. Someone spray-painted a picture of them on the pavement opposite my apartment on Saturday night.

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • The usual comments from weak fans inferring that it was the 'referee's' fault rather than standing up for what's right or wrong. No doubt they'd agree that a certain player in another team who likes to bite people was a bit peckish? As for the other headline involving that other issue at the Wolves match? Well of course like most weak bullies, if you took them out of their comfort zone (with their buddies) they wouldn't have the guts to say anything to their face.

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    One Horse Town

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • What happened to the rumoured 3 lungs that was going to make City team fitter than ever before.

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    goldie

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Olsson will come good, he has the pedigree to do so. As for the rest of our defence, they were at sixes and sevens against a poor Wolves attack and laboured to keep them out usually resulting in hoofing it upfield. We do not have a character at the back to hold them together and strike fear in to the opposition.

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    Dobro

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • No excuses. The referee was absolutely dreadful but we wouldn't have noticed that if we'd won. Anyone else think that Olson looked more than a bit unfit? Perhaps he should also have some strong words with the doc who told him an operation was unnecessary. In my opinion the defence was probably the best unit yesterday. Neither the midfield nor the forwards seemed capable of holding on to the ball and it just kept coming back tat the defence. Who was tracking back from mi dfield for the Wolves goal? As far as the forwards are concerned, perhaps Redmond was trying to put off potential bids before the transfer window closes?

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    PaulWho

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • First yellow was wrong, not even sure it's a foul. I was annoyed that Stearman's foul on 3 minutes was not given as a yellow, because 'it's too early in the game'! Should Bournemouth's goal after 26 seconds have been disallowed because it was too early? At what point do we play to all of the rules? 5 mins? 10 mins?

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    Colin

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Cuts Olsson`s agent a bit of slack, Igno. Sorry! Feeling cynical about football. Shouldn`t everybody? Emperor`s Clothes. It`s just a way of spending £600 a year to avoid reality on 23 occasions, and have a few beers with some fellow louts. Better than B&Q or Matalan. But only just. Bank Holiday games must be a challenge. New shelves, new sofa or new Replica shirt? Life is so hard.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • I suppose one way of looking at this is to say that the referee caused it. The first yellow was as clearly a mistake as the second was justified, ergo, the player reacts to what he sees as an injustice. Therefore, if Olsen had managed to keep his hands to himself might we not now be bemoaning the unfairness of the situation. Instead, there is no excuse.

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    Igno Rance

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • As you say TK rules are rules except when it doesn't involve the big clubs. They say the refs don't favour them but we all know different. The ref at Wolves certainly played to the home crowd and yes MO shouldn't have raised his hand but I can understand his frustration.

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    Egyptian canary

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • There you go; problem solved. Nobody seems to love Garrido any more. Not even Canarygirll\Cruise Girl\LYB\SO and other ladies who might be looking for a ceiling poster replacement, now Ricky`s gone.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Agree with Steady On that that is probably our best defence in Olsson's absence. Hope we can sign a new centre half soon. It would help if any players who are going to leave could do so now rather than later, giving us the ability to replace Bassong, Becchio, Bunn, Fer.

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    Colin

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Put whittaker at LB, R.Martin at RB and R.Bennett in the center with Turner. Problem solved.

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    Steady On

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Olsson was incredibly stupid for pushing the ref, it's that simple. Unfortunately we're the ones who will pay the price for his absence as it means having to watch that terrible Garrido until he's back in the team. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Ollson looked poor against Celta Vigo and like the rest of our defence couldn't cope with Wolves pace and physicality. His sending off was a result of getting caught the wrong side of his man and struggling to get near him. Adams suggests he might have shadowed the man away from goal. Not a chance - he was behind the player all the time!

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    malaga flier

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • It wont be a long ban, 1 or 2 games at most. You can't put your hands on the Ref though. Olsson was stripped for pace and took the guy down. Cynical, but sometimes you have to be as a defender. "Take one for the team". He'll take the ban and move on. I just hope Garrido is ready because he didn't look it yesterday.

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    Steady On

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • They'll class it as the same sort of offence as when Ashley Barnes got sent off for deliberately tripping the ref up. If the ref was going to report it, shame he can't just brandish the red card again as a straight red and it's a 5 match ban all sorted (one match ban for the offences, 3 for the straight red and the extra game for his second sending off of the season).

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    Colin

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Surely this'll only be 1 extra game .......... hardly an 'assault' but as said, the eyes of Sky will play the clip over and over again, and unlucky for Turner his antics will be reported if they continue .......... but hey-ho we are expected to be under scrutiny being ex-Prem

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    nevermindthedanger

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Yes I saw that too. Turner should be careful. Our squad is weak defensively as it is without losing players to suspension.

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    Colin

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • He'll get another 5-6 games I reckon, so we'll have that useless clown Garrido at left back. Jack Wilshere does this all the time but of course it's a different rule if you are a big club in the Premier League and an England player.

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    Colin

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • Side note, but watching back on Sky after the event, did anyone notice them picking up on Michael Turners off the ball antics 'again'! He did the same kind of should charge block well off the ball that he did in the Chelsea game...which he also got noticed doing by sky. Only a matter of time until feels the wrath of the FA.

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    Mattias333

    Monday, August 11, 2014

  • The advantages of televised matches I fear, had it been any other game it would probably have passed without comment but rules are rules. The first yellow was harsh as I think he won the ball but having been booked it was silly to commit the second bookable offence. Lets hope the ban is not too long as we need to move on.

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    TrevorKeith

    Monday, August 11, 2014

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