Liverpool FC Women win appeal against Melissa Lawley’s three match ban

Melissa Lawley of Liverpool
Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

Liverpool FC Women successfully appealed against a three-match ban handed out to Melissa Lawley following her dismissal in last weekend’s match.

Lawley was a second-half substitute in the game against Leicester City but was shown a red card shortly after coming off the bench.

The Reds appealed on the basis the tackle was only worthy of a yellow card and that a three-game ban was clearly excessive.

An independent panel has now upheld the claim of ‘clearly excessive punishment’ and reduced the ban from three games to one.

An FA spokesman said: “An independent Regulatory Commission has upheld a claim of clearly excessive punishment in relation to Liverpool FC Women’s Melissa Lawley…

“…the independent Regulatory Commission has withdrawn the original suspension and applied a one-game ban instead.”

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