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Liverpool’s appeal to reduce the sanction against the length of the ban to Sadio Mane has been rejected by Football Association.
The Football Association confirmed that the three games ban will remain since it is the standard judgment for getting straight red card due to violent or dangerous play.
“Sadio Mane’s three-match suspension, which was effective immediately, remains in place after his claim of excessive punishment was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.” FA said in a statement
Before that, The Reds were hoping to lessen the penalty to one or two games after they plead. (Check 12BET for more Football Betting Tips)
The Liverpool forward was dismissed by referee Jon Moss for serious foul play, raising his foot over goalkeeper Ederson during Liverpool’s 5-0 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday, 9 September 2017, at Etihad Stadium.
Brazilian goalkeeper was treated immediately after the incident before he was taken off on a stretcher and wearing an oxygen mask. In the second half of the game, Ederson returned to the bench of Manchester City.
Moving forward, with FA ruling, Mane will miss the game when Liverpool visits Turf Moor to face Burnley. He will also be out in the Carabao Cup and double-header against Leicester City.
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