We hate to bring this up but Yohan Cabaye put in a terrible tackle last night on Jay Spearing and he could be suspended.
Yohan Cabaye – likely will get three match suspension
Referee Lee Probert seemed to miss the incident, even though he was only a few yards away from the tackle, but he could well have been in a position that he didn’t see the tackle.
Yohan went in on Jay just above his ankle with his studs showing, and quite honestly it was the type of tackle that can break a leg.
And after about 26 TV replays of the incident, it was clear it was indeed a terrible tackle, and could have seen Cabaye sent off in another game.
And the FA could well punish Cabaye retrospectively, and that will probably happen if the referee admits he did not see the incident in his report.
That’s because the committee will then review the incident, and if Probert says he didn’t see it then they will see it was a sending off offense, and Cabaye could get a three match suspension for dangerous play.
A similar thing happened last year with Mike Williamson at Bolton, when he deliberately ran into Johan Elmander to block his progress, and the committee suspended Mike for dangerous play.
And it was three games missed by Williamson, and that was after Fab Coloccini had been sent off in the same game and also got a three match suspension.
We also lost to Bolton 5-1 just to make it all that much worse.
This is what Kenny Dalglish said today about that incident last night:
“I’m sure if there was anything untoward, the governing body will act accordingly,”
We hope the suspension doesn’t happen, but the only way that will be possible is if Lee Probert says he saw the incident, otherwise expect a three match ban for the 25 year-old Frenchman.