The Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye talked of "injustice" after being handed a three-match ban for violent conduct in Saturday's FA Cup defeat at Brighton.
Cabaye had denied deliberately kicking Albion defender Adam El-Abd at the Amex Stadium and contested the Football Association charge without success – as well as last night's Premier League game at Blackburn he will miss the upcoming matches against Aston Villa and Tottenham.
Reacting to the verdict, Cabaye tweeted: "3 matchs ban it's a real injustice but life goes on !!! In my teammates i trust ..."
Manager Alan Pardew had been hopeful of getting the charge dismissed, claiming he had the support of El-Abd, who had initially branded the kick deliberate but apparently wanted to speak out on Cabaye's behalf.
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