Bournemouth lose appeal against Simon Francis’ red card
By Nick Lustig
Last Updated: 05/01/16 4:46pm
Bournemouth have lost their appeal against Simon Francis’ red card received during the goalless draw with Leicester City on Saturday.
Francis was shown a straight red card by referee Andre Marriner for his last-ditch tackle on Jamie Vardy at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, despite television replays showing he got a touch on the ball.
On Tuesday, the FA's Independent Regulatory Commission upheld Marriner's decision and Francis will now serve a one-match suspension.
Francis will miss Bournemouth's FA Cup third round tie with Championship side Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Saturday.