Danny Guthrie has avoided further punishment, and will serve the normal 3 match ban for his sending off on Saturday against Hull City, for a terrible foul on Craig Fagan, which broke his leg.
Danny Guthrie – will serve the normal 3 match ban
The FA announced this morning that Newcastle midfielder Danny Guthrie would receive no further punishment for breaking Craig Fagan’s right leg, with a horror tackle right at the end of the game at St. James’ Park on Saturday.
It was thought that Danny may have been suspended for more than the 3 games, for bringing the game into disrepute, but the FA has decided not to punish Danny any further.
Danny was probably helped by his public apology yesterday about the event, but he should also contact Craig personally to give his apology. It also seems to have been completely out of character for the 21 year-old, and he has reacted compassionately and well to the terrible injury he inflicted on Fagan.
Newcastle’s stand-in coach Chris Hughton admitted Guthrie got caught up in the emotion of Saturday’s game, when he said yesterday:
“Danny’s a terrific lad, as I think most of us know, and that’s not in his nature.”
“I think it was just the emotion of the game. It was quite physical at times, but I think that went with the whole afternoon, and he’s a young man who just got caught up in it.”
Guthrie must learn quickly that he can never lose control on the pitch, whatever the circumstances may be.
This news has just been announced this morning.