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Dabo red card appeal fails

The FA have failed to overturn the red card given to Ousmane Dabo on Monday night. The club lodged the appeal against the decision but Dabo will now be suspended for three games as a result of the decision.

Although Dabo caught the player, I certainly don't think it was conclusive that there was any deliberate intent on his part and it didn't appear as there was too much protest from the Reading players.

The FA do appear to be intent on cracking down on use of the elbow though, and I didn't expect the appeal to be succesful as we have already seen a number of red cards this season for elbows where there is a big element of doubt surrounding whether they were intentional.