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The Football Assocation's appeal board will consider Billy Davies' appeal against a three-match touchline ban today.
The Nottingham Forest manager is being punished for misconduct during Forest's match against Leicester City last month.
An Independent Regulatory Commission has today released the written reasons in the case of The FA versus Nicolas Anelka.
Both parties have seven days to consider any appeals, ending on Thursday 13 March 2014.
The Independent Regulatory Commission had previously found an aggravated breach of FA Rule E3 against Nicolas Anelka proven and issued a five-match suspension, a fine of £80,000, and that the player be ordered to complete a compulsory education course.
It follows his controversial 'quenelle' gesture in a match against West Ham in December. The player has always denied it was an anti-semitic gesture, instead saying it was a show of solidarity with a banned French comedian.
The full report can be read here.
A new campaign, highlighting the dangers of bringing flares and smoke bombs into football grounds, claims children as young as eight have been used to smuggle the pyrotechnic devices into stadiums.
The Premier League, Football League and the FA are working in unison in light of the growing number of incidents in recent months. Earlier this year, a 15-year-old boy suffered lung damage from a smoke bomb thrown during Wigan Athletic's match against Aston Villa.
The Premier League said:
"A disturbing element of increased pyrotechnics has been the involvement of children, whereby it is not uncommon for 'mules' to bring the pyrotechnics into a ground on behalf of others."
Fireworks are illegal at football matches, but more recently a linesman was struck by a smoke-bomb during Tottenham Hotspur's encounter at Aston Villa in October this season.
An 87-year-old man is being recognised as Britain’s longest-serving referee today, in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Harry Hardy, from Derbyshire, will be given a medal by Prince William, who is the President of the Football Association.
The Ilkeston-born man will get the award alongside 149 others sportsmen, for his commitment to grassroots sport. 150 were selected to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the FA.
Events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Football Association are taking place across the region today.
Workshops and training sessions are being held at the FA's training base at St George's Park in Burton-upon-Trent, dealing with all aspects of the game, including women's football, disability football, refereeing and coaching.
Stoke City is also celebrating its 150th birthday, with fans being given the opportunity to meet Victorian footballers and learn about how the game was playing in 1863.
School children from the Midlands are to take part in an event as part of celebrations to mark the 150th year of the Football Association.
The event will see around 30 children take on a giant maze at The National Forest Adventure Farm in Burton-upon-Trent, situated on the doorstep of St George's Park.
The FA's General Secretary Alex Horne will be in attendance.
The inaugural Football Association (FA) England Awards will take place later today at St. George's Park, the new home of the FA's 24 England teams.
As part of the FA's 150th anniversary year celebrations, eleven awards will be presented in what will become an annual event.
The senior England team will be in attendance ahead of their friendly match against Brazil on Wednesday at Wembley Stadium.
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