Date: 24th January 2017 at 6:47pm
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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.


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2 Replies to “Ikeme’s Ban Reduced On Appeal”

  • Couple of points spring to mind, firstly my seat is in the N&P so that end of the ground. It wasn’t the foul for the penalty it was the excessive, violent overreaction. It was deliberate and a three game ban is appropriate. By the way, both penalties should have been given. So should the foul given as outside the box- it was clearly inside; I had an excellent view as it was right in front of me. Secondly Robbie Brady got a three match ban for a 50/50 challenge against Brentford. If that stood so should this. The inconsistency is incredible. Anyway, OTBC and I hope for a better performance again against Birmingham.

  • This is an absolute joke. At what point does the FA’s standard 3 match ban for violent conduct not apply to pushing someone over in an aggressive manner? Surely this is setting a dangerous precedent for future violent conduct to be seen as more acceptable.

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