Newcastle’s Cabaye appeals FA decision

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has appealed the FA’s charge of violent conduct, relating to the game against Brighton at the weekend.

The France international was cited for kicking out at Brighton’s Adam El Abd in the 1-0 defeat for the Tyneside club.

An FA regulatory commission will now hear Cabaye’s appeal on Wednesday, before making a decision on the incident.

Magpies boss Alan Pardew is standing by his player, and feels that there was no malice in the incident on the part of the Newcastle man.

“I am absolutely livid about it, if I am honest, because firstly, when the incident happened, I didn’t see anything wrong with it,” the Toon trainer told Sky Sports.

“I have reviewed that about seven or eight times and seriously, he (Cabaye) is trying to stop the boy (El Abd) falling on him.

“He does make a gesture to push him away and in doing so, catches him just on the lip.

“If you find that that was a malicious attempt to do that then, my goodness, you have never played this game,” he stated.

By Gareth McKnight

 


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