The FA have wasted no time in dismissing Tim Cahill's appeal against the maroon card he received after the 3-1 win against Newcastle at Goodison Park on Sunday.
The Everton midfielder was incensed by something Yohan Cabaye had said to him earlier in the game. Cabaye was in a bad place during the game and let his frustrations get the better of him on several occasions. Once he pushed a ball boy away when he was retrieving a ball.
Cahill was still wound up at the end of the game and grabbed Cabaye by the throat. This lead to the sending off. Cabaye was given the yellow as the two exchanged words. Cabaye has since apologised
Cabaye said: "I would like to apologise for the cross words I exchanged with Tim Cahill which resulted in his red card and my booking on the final whistle.
"It was unnecessary and, regrettably, the result of frustration and disappointment, all in the heat of the moment. It is out of character and for that I am sorry."
Regardless, Tim Cahill will be banned for the first three games of next season.
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