Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell has claim for wrongful dismissal rejected by FA
Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell has had his claim for wrongful dismissal rejected by the Football Association.
Last Updated: 03/04/13 5:15pm
Sidwell was dismissed for serious foul play during his side's 3-2 home victory over Queens Park Rangers and an Independent Regulatory Commission upheld the red card shown by Phil Dowd.
The player's three-match suspension will commence with immediate effect and rules him out of the trips to Newcastle and Aston Villa as well as the west London derby against a second of his former employers Chelsea.
Sidwell was sent off with 12 minutes left of the Monday Night Football encounter for a lunge on Armand Traore, which later forced the QPR left-back off.