The news that many a fan up and down the country expected today happened. And unlike I said in a previous post, the club and the FA managed to get it sorted ahead of the game on Saturday. For once the biggest league in the world helped out the littlest fish (no pun intended).
So justice prevails and so it should do. But how much of the FA's decision do you think was down to the poor referring against Wigan in the Blackburn game, a some what belated token to say sorry? I would hope that what i just said never enter the panels minds, but I am always up for a conspiracy theory.
Martinez was of course delighted with the decision and talking to Sky Sports said:
"We thank the panel for their decision, which is the correct one. We now need to draw a line under the matter and move on.”
"I am delighted to have Connor available for the next three matches. It would have been really unfair for him to share the frustrating feeling that he had on Monday for another three games after doing nothing wrong.”
"You need to accept punishment when you do something wrong but this was a normal phase of play where Connor was using his role as a target man. He tried to be big, to hold the ball and the red card was the wrong call."