The France international has been accused of kicking out at Brighton’s Egyptian defender Adam El-Abd in the Tyneside club’s 1-0 elimination from the FA Cup on Saturday, and hasn’t been given much time to appeal the governing body’s decision.
“Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been charged with violent conduct following an incident in the FA Cup fourth round tie against Brighton Hove Albion,” an official FA statement reads.
“Cabaye was involved in an incident involving Brighton’s Adam El-Abd during the FA Cup tie at the Amex Stadium on Saturday 28 January.
“Cabaye has until 6pm on Tuesday, January 31 2012 to respond to the charge,” it concluded.
If the FA’s decision is upheld Cabaye can expect to most likely miss three games through suspension.
By Gareth McKnight