Phewf, if you’re an Evertonian:

Marouane Fellaini has been banned for three matches after the Everton midfielder accepted a charge of violent conduct for his clash with Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross.

The Football Association brought the charge retrospectively after reviewing footage of Everton’s 1-1 draw with Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday.

Fellaini and Everton accepted the charge, little surprise considering the player had already apologised and his manager, David Moyes, also condemned the incident.

There was a lot of guff about a mult-game ban coming into this, because Fellaini did bad things for the entire ninety minutes. It’s all a bit arbitrary of course. Anyway, you can have fun connecting the obvious narrative dots:

  • Fellaini didn’t want to play over the Christmas holidays!
  • Fellaini wants to leave Everton so this was apparently the best way of getting her done!
  • Shawcross provoked him by being Ryan Shawcross!
  • Fellaini is evil, so you have to balance his evil against his skill, apparently!

Pick one, tell your friends!

Comments (4)

  1. From the bottom of my heart…thank you Fellaini!

    You think dirty & back breaking football is shawcross’s ally???

    He merely adopted it.

    Marouane was born in it, moulded by it.

    Marouane never new what a clean game of football was until he was a man.

  2. should have been 9, (headbutt, elbow, punch-ish) but Shawcross should get a few for bearhug wrestling. and the ref should get a few for not calling any of it. Stevie Wonder could ref better than that.

  3. If Fellaini got a red for the headbutt, then it would have been an automatic 3 game suspension. Fair decision by the FA in this case, however, the officiating was terrible in that game.

  4. Makes me laugh how they can dish out an automatic 3 game ban for this kind of thing, but takes them about 3 months to ban a player for racism.

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