Reluctant Swans accept Shelvey charge

31st December

Swansea City has reluctantly accepted the charge issued by The Football Association against Jonjo Shelvey for violent conduct following an incident in Monday night's Barclays Premier League defeat at Liverpool.

The Football Association said the incident with Liverpool's Emre Can, which happened in front of the referee, "was not seen by the match officials but caught on video".

While the club supports Shelvey's statement that the incident was unintentional, it does not believe the outcome of an appeal would prove positive for the club or player.

Shelvey will now serve the customary three-match ban, plus an additional game for his second red card of the season. The ban starts immediately and the midfielder will miss tomorrow's fixture at QPR.