Papiss Cisse has not appealed against the FA’s charge of violent conduct during the match on Sunday at St. James’ Park, when he was seen to elbow Everton’s Seamus Coleman in the face before corner was taken
Papiss Cisse – after scoring Newcastle’s first goal on Sunday
That’s probably a good decision by Papiss, because there is ample video evidence that on his third attempt, he finally elbowed the Everton defender flush in the face.
The Senegal striker will now be banned for three matches with immediate affect, and that means he will not play for Newcastle for up to six weeks.
Papiss will jet off to the African Cup of Nations – hopefully on Sunday – so we can claim he has served two games of his ban.
The 29 year-old scored his 9th Premier League goal on Sunday in only his 13th appearance for Newcastle this season.
His absence will be a big blow to Newcastle, because he’s our top scorer and we have scored only 22 goals in the league all season, and he has scored nine of them.
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