Carl Ikeme’s three match ban for violent conduct, after his sending off against Norwich City on Saturday has been reduced on appeal to two matches.
An earlier appeal for wrongful dismissal was rejected but the appeal for ‘excessive punishment’ was successful when the case went before the FA today.
Here is the FA statement as reported by The Pink ‘Un
‘Carl Ikeme`s three-match suspension for violent conduct has been reduced to two matches after a claim of excessive punishment was successful.
“An earlier wrongful dismissal claim in relation to the Wolverhampton Wanderers player`s sending off against Norwich City on Saturday [21 January 2017] was rejected.
“Both claims were heard before an Independent Regulatory Commission today.”
Ikeme was sent off after first fouling Wes Hoolahan to give away a penalty and then pushing him over in a melee immediately afterwards.