FA Hands Down Bans – Newcastle Look The Class Act

As expected,  the English FA have handed down severe bans to both Papiss Cisse and Jonny Evans for spitting  at each other in Newcastle’s 1-0 defeat against Manchester United on Wednesday night at St. James’ Park.

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Cisse and Evans confront each other

Here’s the FA statement that was listed on their web-site, after a decision had been reached by the three man committee:

Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse and Manchester United’s Jonny Evans will serve suspensions of seven-matches and six-matches respectively with immediate effect.

This follows the Premier League game on Wednesday 4 March 2015.

Both players were charged in relation to an alleged breach of FA Rule E1[a] in that in or around the 38th minute of the fixture they spat at each other.

Mr Cisse accepted the charge and his suspension consists of six matches, which is the standard penalty for this offence, with an additional one match as he has previously accepted a violent conduct charge this season.

Mr Evans denied the charge but it was found proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Friday [6 March], resulting in a six-match suspension.

The incidents were not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

The two clubs took completely different reactions to the charge made by the FA on Thursday, with Jonny Evans vehemently denying the charge and being backed up by his manager Louis van Gaal, but Papiss Cisse accepted the charge and immediately apologized to everybody who was affected by his actions – especially youngsters.

Managing Director Lee Charnley also issued a statement from Newcastle United saying in effect that Cisse would have to face up to his punishment.

Papiss has also agreed to do more work for the Newcastle United Foundation (charity work) during the two months he will be suspended.

There’s no doubt which club looked the class act and the more professional over the last couple of days, and it wasn’t the club that plays in red.

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49 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 7, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s going to be a long ride without Cisse this season. Riviere don’t look the part at all. Bad scout by Carr.


    Mar 7, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Silly Cisse but Evans should get longer for denying it imo

    Perez will burn out if we aren’t careful but I still think Riv may come good if given a run. And we might get to see Chunky at some point

  • expatmag

    Mar 7, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Team v Everton


    Janmaat Willo Colo Raylor

    Sissoko Abeid Colback

    Cabella Perez Riviere



  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 7, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #4

    Off key
    Why are you livid?

    In what way does it Evans ban affect NUFC in anyway?

    And since when do the FA hand out additional bans for lying? His ban would only increase if he appealed
    He hasn’t delayed the decision both had until 6pm yesterday to present there case
    His statement hasn’t altered the judgement and both have received identical bans

    Really don’t get the outrage, do you really think Cisse woke up Thursday and typed that apology? Of course he didn’t he was advised by the club and they drafted a statement for him, doesn’t change there on pitch conduct, which is what there punishment is for btw, in the slightest

    Both fully deserve there bans and Cisse imo should face a club fine because he has cost us massivley through stupidity for the second time this season and these “apologies” of his are getting repetitive

    ‘I’m sorry for doing something like this,’ he told club website nufc.co.uk. ‘I’m not the sort of player who does something like this.

    ‘It is not like me. I am not an aggressive player, but in football you cannot do something like this.

    ‘I would like to play in the next games, but I did something that is not good and the FA were right to ban me.

  • lesh

    Mar 7, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #5


    But Carver was happy with the squad in January and if Cisse proves to be a great loss, the remaining strikers not up to filling the void, then it shows his judgement to be wrong. He knew the players he had available to him then, he’s coached them and is clearly not up to the job he’s aspiring to.


    Mar 7, 2015 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Bit harsh on Cisse, he will get fined no doubt NUFC will take any opportunity to save money but in fairness Cisse got spat at he reacted, badly but had he chinned Evans he would of gotten less of a ban and imo that would of been worse than what happened

    And he owned up to it more than what Evans, who instigated the whole event, did


    Mar 7, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #7

    U really think Carver was happy with our squad in January?

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 7, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Not imo, Cisse’s apology came mid morning the next day, it was a club drafted statement

    Yes Cisse was reacting to Evans but Evans was also reacting to a poor tackle and Cisse then kicking out

    This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Cisse react in such a stupid manner and he’s in the past been lucky on more than one occasion

    He fully deserves his ban, not sure how that’s harsh the idiot has missed 10 games just through suspension

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 7, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #9

    And Carver seemed more than happy when he was telling us it was no issue signing no one whilst moving out defenders from a ropey back line in jan
    He was beaming what good business the window had been in between reminding everyone that he’s a Geordie and a clairvoyant who has full beyond the grave backing from newcastle greats


    Mar 7, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Of course it was club drafted, Newcastle wouldn’t allow any statement to come out without them having a part of it.

    The tackle and kick out was a nothing event though, crap like that happens all the time. Am not saying Cisse doesn’t deserve his ban but he owned up to it and gets a worse punishment that Evans who started it then denied it which is unfair for me

    As for Cisse’s temper aye he needs to control himself better but a lot of his frustration comes from playing in such a muck of a team


    Mar 7, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #11

    Of course Carver said that, what else is he going to say? He’s got nothing to do with transfers

    Pardew would of said the same, Hoots possibly wouldn’t but that’s why he got the boot and whoever comes in next will say the same next Jan

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Cisse got an identical punishment mate and you could easily claim by kicking out he was the instigator they won’t punish additional games for interpretation

  • Blofal

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Riviere to me has the makings of a good striker, but so far hasn’t been able to handle the pressure of playing for a club like Newcastle. He holds the ball up well and links up with the midfield.. but he snatches at shots and lacks confidence.

    Playing for Monaco in the shadow of Falcao is not much pressure at all really. Nothing was expected of him there.

  • Belfast

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Yep class act for owning up to spitting after being caught red handed. Lol

    Fine him 7 weeks wages and he won’t do it again.

  • Alternative Headline

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #15

    no Cisse ? who cares. Theres nothing to play for and were shite anyway.

  • jayphoto

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Hope we don’t see 7 games of Ayoze up front alone. Neither him nor Riviere can lead the line alone.
    ferreyra has cost 4m in fee and wages…. Not like our board to throw away money that way

  • Sav

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Riviere is another Jon Dahl Tomasson who ain’t going to make it on the Tyne.
    Cisse is found guilty of spitting. Evans is found guilty of lying and spitting. Can’t argue with 6 week bans but potential leg-breakers and divers should receive punishments which reflect the even greater severity of the transgression. And its high time refs were miked up as in rugby. It would add a further level of interest and improve standards all round. The grass roots negative argument is rubbish.

  • toonbrother

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #18

    i wouldnt write off riviere so soon

  • beermonkey

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #19


    chucky has a slipped disc that’s why he isn’t playing but when he was fit still never featured so a 4 mill waste

    hows the photography going

  • jayphoto

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #20

    @beermonkey – that whole deal has something off about it. Weird that Pardew refused to discuss the loan numerous times when he was manager..

    Yea not bad mate, working with Playboy Russia a fair bit, scary place though Moscow and their a pain when it comes to payment

  • Belfast

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #21

    Man u appealed the ban because they could argue he didn’t mean it. We couldn’t argue that Cisse didn’t mean it, hence the reason we didn’t appeal.

    If Evans played for us we would have appealed the ban, and so would every other club.

    Yeah he meant it, but if you could argue he didn’t mean it you would appeal.

    Community work my ass. Hit them with heavy fines and they won’t do it again.

  • lochinvar

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Man Ure are a broken brand and the cracks are now appearing in their image now that they are the second team or wee team in Manchester.
    Their players spit, dive and cheat. Their manager lies in a vain attempt to cover up players inadequacies. Their so called fans ( probably not from Manchester ) abuse Chelsea’s Medical staff with sexist chants.
    The FA should fine them and warn them as to future conduct or give them a 10 point deduction. They’re starting to make Chelsea look like choir boys and that takes some doing.
    Just a pity that Newcastle , Spurs and Southampton can’t yet break the monopoly of the top 4 teams, just hope that one day that all changes.

  • Offkey

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Its a matter of justice. Blanket rules without looking at circumstances are bound to give unfair punishments……example; it is illegal to run a red light, there is no exception to this, if you nudge over the line to allow an ambulance to pass you have broken the law and are liable to prosecution……..this is not fair…..just because blanket rules or laws like this apply does not make them fair…….

  • Offkey

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #24

    As a result, I find the judgement an absolute disgrace. I am not saying spitting is right, or good, or that cisse should have got off. But provocation and other matters need to be looked at……if not it breeds injustice…….fact.

  • beermonkey

    Mar 7, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #25


    the whole deal is strange your not wrong

    Russian playboy models is there any chance you need and assistant

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 7, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Off key
    It’s s mandatory 6 game ban
    Cisse got up held Evans and spat at him

    No excuse they have identical bans the club have accepted it time to move on

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 7, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Club minutes are out. No mention of financials for 13/14. Just the usual drivel.

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 7, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #28
  • geordie157

    Mar 7, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Play riviere and perez up top together, riviere may just prove the doubters wrong.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 7, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #30

    The Club minutes are private
    That is the fans forum minutes – doh

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Mar 7, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #31

    everyone keeps making the comparison to a bad challenge or racism, but how about biting???? Isnt it disturbing to anyone that Surarez only missed 1 more league game than cisse will for being punished for biting someone for the 3rd time????????

  • croftus5678

    Mar 7, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #32

    hmm where do our goals come from as of this point ?

    perez has very few goals in him as he’s rightly still learning
    river cant seem to hit a barn door
    arma still very very raw

    then theres a little better story from the midfeild with players coming back and a few goals in there from rolando/cabella who are our main hopes imo of goals and creation and must play as many games as possible and the same goes for colback and sissoko for the little goals and assists they make we need every little bit now.

    team for me would be


  • lesh

    Mar 7, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #33


    Was Carver happy with the squad in January? He said so, publicly.

    Or should he have said nowt? But that was when he was saying whatever he thought necessary to talk himself into the interim HC job!

  • croftus5678

    Mar 7, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #34

    on the manager front i’m going to bet on we already have remi garde in place from the comments he’s made while commenting and the fact he keeps repeating its respectfull to nufc not to comment at this time !

    and makes sense not to allow info to leak as they want carver to do his best and try for the job even though it doesnt exist.

    or atleast thats what i hope 😉

  • lesh

    Mar 7, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #35


    Dream on. Carver’s the HC and Garde’s been asked to keep any discussions quiet – as the club require of any transfer talks (remind me what they are)

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 7, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #36

    I think everyone knew what I meant Jeffrey you waste of spunk. Do one.

  • croftus5678

    Mar 7, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #37

    @33 lesh

    our squad at the time was full 25 man and since we have only lost 2 players so a 23 man squad ! size wise no one can argue we dont have enough players as its what everyone else has or mostly has !

    the problem is even though most of that squad can do a job in a starting 11 we only currently have 3-4-5 players that are above mid table players and ofc we still have youth that are gaining skills and not even at mid table level yet.

    our quality needs to improve !
    will arma become a top 4 player and become the likes of cisse/rooney/persie/costa ect ect cos thats what it will take for us to challenge for top table.
    is sammy as good as the wingers in top teams.
    will abied ect ect.

    we need to clear out those who clearly are not going to become a top6 team player i.e. ober/guti/goofy/river/tiote/raylor/dummet for as much as they are doing a decent job they are never going to get us to where us fans or the club want to be imo.

  • beermonkey

    Mar 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #38


    it was a waste of a read lol

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 7, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Why do blurts like yourself come onto the blog anyway? Ah yes, to offer fcukall then slag off other posters daily. I’m sure many remember not so long ago where you wished cancer upon ed. Get a life or better still crawl back into the ocean from whence you emerged. Vile cretin.

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 7, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #40


    Certainly was mate lmfco. We refer you to…. We ask you to look up previous….blah blah bollox blah. Jeffrey will love it. Sad kunt.


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