Newcastle Fail To Get Anita Red Card Rescinded

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Newcastle have failed in their case of wrongful dismissal associated with the red card Vurnon Anita picked up against Wolves on Saturday afternoon following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today.

The Dutch International was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Wolves on 17th September when his sliding tackle was considered dangerous.

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Vurnon Anita picked up red card – it stands

The player’s three match suspension, therefore, remains in effect and an immediate consequence is he will not play tonight against Wolves in the EFL 3rd round tie.

Unfortunately he now misses two crucial league matches at Aston Villa on Saturday and at home Norwich City on Wednesday evening.

We didn’t think the red card would be overturned, because on the video it shows Vurnon going in with his studs raised.

So there’s a chance for somebody to come in at right back and stake a claim to that starting position – maybe 23 year-old American DeAndre Yedlin will get his chance?

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