Controversial Fabianski sending off stands after FA reject Swansea appeal

first_img Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski 1 Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski will miss Sunday’s Premier League clash with Tottenham through suspension after the FA rejected the club’s appeal over his controversial sending off against West Ham.The Poland international saw red during the weekend’s 3-1 defeat at Upton Park for denying Hammers striker Diafra Sakho a goal scoring opportunity.But questions over the decision arose when referee Chris Foy originally played the advantage with the ball still at Sakho’s feet, only for the forward to miss an open goal and hit the post, which saw the official then pull play back and the give the goalkeeper his marching orders.Swansea manager Garry Monk was less than impressed by the incident, claiming Sakho handled the ball before being fouled by Fabianski, and insisted the club would appeal.But The FA’s independent regulatory commission confirmed on Tuesday they had rejected Swansea’s claims, ruling Fabianski out of Sunday’s clash with Spurs at the Liberty Stadium.“Swansea City’s Lukasz Fabianski will serve a one-match suspension with immediate effect after his claim of wrongful dismissal was dismissed following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today,” the FA confirmed in a statement.“Fabianski was dismissed for denying a goal scoring opportunity against West Ham United on 7 December 2014.”last_img

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