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Nolan pleads for Tiote as club appeal red card ban.

January 10th, 2011 | 40 Comments |

Tiote: Four match ban if appeal fails
Tiote: Four match ban if appeal fails
Newcastle United will be making an appeal to the F.A over holding midfielder, Cheik Tiote’s red card in the club’s potentially disastrous F.A. Cup defeat against League Two’s Stevenage Borough.

The Ivory Coast player was shown a straight red card in the tie, meaning that a player who has made himself practically an essential part of Newcstle’s midfield this term could face a four match ban for what many see as a debatable sending off. This would consist of three for the original sending off, and a fourth for wasting the FA’s time if the appeal is unsuccessful. This means that if the appeal fails, Tiote will miss Premier League fixtures against Sunderland, Tottenham, Fulham and Arsenal.

Speaking of the incident, the player himself told told Tyneside paper, The Chronic:

“Maybe the referee made a mistake because I didn’t touch the player.

“I took the ball – I didn’t touch the player – and I don’t know why he gave me a red card, but this is football.

“The most important thing is the next game, and I want to play.

“Hopefully the club can do something. For me, Sunderland is a very important game, and I don’t want to miss it.” (more…)