Cisse charged by FA
Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse faces a three-match ban after he was charged with violent conduct by the Football Association for elbowing Everton's Seamus Coleman when Newcastle United met Everton on Sunday December 28. Coleman was very lucky that he’s not broken his jaw there.
The FA's video review panel looked after the incident, and decided it was worthy of a charge and three-game ban. It was really an escape for Cisse that the refree directly didn’t show the red card. But FA have directly looked into this issue.
Cisse has been provided enough time to respond on this ban. He is given time until 6pm on Tuesday to respond or else accept the ban which would begin with immediate effect. If he accepts the charge, Cisse would miss the next three games which includes home game against Burnley on New Year's Day, the FA Cup third round trip to Leicester at the weekend, and then the visit to table toppers Chelsea on January 10.
A three match ban for the striker will affect the team in depth and it will be difficult for Newcastle United to fight upfront.
After the match Everton boss Roberto Martinez said Cisse should have been sent off for the "unacceptable" incident which happened. Cisse went on to score for a crucial goal for Newcastle United which turned the tide in Newcastle’s favour.
Roberto Martinez said: "It is unacceptable, that action from Papiss Cisse. You don't want to see that on a football pitch, that shouldn't be allowed. Two players fighting for their position at a dead-ball situation and you end up deciding to take the law [into your own hands] by elbowing a fellow professional, it's unacceptable and that should have been a red card.”
For the incident that happened, FA have taken action against the striker which might be difficult for the striker. Even though Cisse have not started as many games for the Toons , it will be difficult for the manager to pick up a striker who can fill Cisse’s boots.Published 30 Dec 2014, 03:52 IST