We were hoping this would not happen.
Yohan Cabaye – could get three match ban
But today Newcastle United midfielder and French International Yohan Cabaye has been charged with violent conduct.
It seems the referee in that game has reviewed some video of a collision between Cabaye and Brighton’s El-Abd in the second half.
The incident happened during Brighton’s FA Cup tie at the Amex Stadium on Saturday 28 January, and Adam El-Abd talked about it yesterday, and said the referee Lee Probert had promised him he would review the video from the game.
It seems he has put this in his report, the FA have reviewed it and have charged the Newcastle player with vioent conduct.
And that could mean a three match ban, which is similar to how Mike Williamson was banned for three games after the game at Bolton last season.
Cabaye will have until 6:00 pm tomorrow to respond to the charge, but the likelihood is that he will now receive a three match ban, and that means he could even miss the Blackburn game on Wednesday – but this is not good news for Newcastle United.
We’re not sure why players like El-Abd make such a big fuss of what seemed to be almost nothing in the challenge – but football is getting like basketball the days – unfortunately.
With Cabaye being away at the African Cup of Nations we suppose Mehdi Abeid, Haris Vuckic or James Perch could come in for Yohan over the next three games, if he gets the three match ban.