The FA have dismissed Barton’s appeal against the red card issued by referee Swarbrick on Monday against Norwich.
This means that our captain misses this weekend’s FA Cup 3rd tie at MK Dons, together with the away league game at Newcastle Sunday week and the home league game against Wigan on Saturday 21st January 2012.
Whilst I am sure that no-one expected any other outcome, it does seem to reinforce the antiquated system by which our national sport is run – and the antiquarians at the FA who run it! At least – that is what I think!!
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