Blow for Newcastle as Schär red card appeal is upheld
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Blow for Newcastle as Schär red card appeal is upheld

Newcastle has received a blow in their quest to stay afloat in the Premier League with the news that defender Fabian Schar will miss the club’s next three games.

Schar received his marching orders in their Sunday match against Arsenal in the 90th minute after a tackle on Gabriel Martinelli. His club felt the decision was harsh and hence lodged an appeal that has since been rejected.

The decision would mean that the player will miss the club’s games against Leicester City, Manchester City, and Sheffield United.

In a statement, the club noted: “Newcastle United's appeal against Fabian Schär's red card, picked up during Sunday's match against Arsenal, has been unsuccessful.

“Schär was dismissed by referee Mike Dean in the 90th minute of the game following a tackle on Gabriel Martinelli. An independent panel reviewed the incident following United's appeal to the Football Association but has upheld the decision.

“The Swiss defender will miss United's next three matches against Leicester City, Manchester City, and Sheffield United.”

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