Swans win Fer appeal

9th January 2018
First team

Swansea City have won their appeal against Leroy Fer’s sending off at Wolves on Saturday.

The midfielder will not now be suspended for the Swans' upcoming Premier League games against Newcastle and Liverpool, as well as next week's Emirates FA Cup replay against Wolves.

Fer was shown a straight red card in the 67th minute at Molineux last weekend for a foul on Helder Costa which was deemed by referee Anthony Taylor to constitute violent conduct.

But the Swans launched an appeal because they felt Fer should have been cautioned rather than dismissed for the offence.

And the red card has now been rescinded by the Football Association, meaning Fer is free to play at St James' Park this Saturday. 

“Leroy Fer will be available for Swansea’s next three games after an independent regulatory commission accepted that he was wrongly dismissed for violent conduct against Wolves on Saturday, January 6,” an FA spokesperson said.