FA overturn Coloccini ban after Newcastle appeal red card

Date published: Tuesday 27th October 2015 4:47 - Rob Conlon

Newcastle have successfully appealed Fabricio Coloccini’s red card in the 3-0 Tyne-Wear derby defeat to Sunderland.

However the Football Association has charged the club with failing to control their players in the aftermath of that decision in the defeat to Sunderland.

Tempers frayed at the Stadium of Light after the Magpies captain was given a straight red card in first-half injury time, having appeared to bundle over Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher as he raced towards goal.

Newcastle lodged an appeal after the 3-0 loss for wrongful dismissal – something the FA accepted, meaning Coloccini will now not have to serve a one-match ban.

The club have, though, been charged with failing to control their players after they furiously harangued referee Robert Madley.

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