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Everton succeeds with Lucas Digne red card appeal

Everton succeeds with Lucas Digne red card appeal

Everton has succeeded in their appeal for full-back Lucas Digne following his red card against Southampton on Sunday.

The Toffees lodged the appeal to FA’s disciplinary committee which will see the French full-back miss Everton’s next Premier League fixture against Newcastle United this weekend.

An Independent Regulatory Commission accepted a three-match ban for the left-back’s tackle on Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters was “excessive punishment.”

An FA Statement read: “An Independent Regulatory Commission has upheld a claim of clearly excessive punishment in relation to Everton FC’s Lucas Digne.

“The defender was sent off for serious foul play during a premier league fixture against Southampton FC On Sunday 25, October 2020 and would have been suspended for three fixtures.

“However, the Independent Regulatory Commission has withdrawn his original suspension and applied a one-match suspension instead.

The Frenchman will serve his ban against Newcastle United this weekend but will be available to play Manchester United on November 7.

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