The Football Association has dismissed Newcastle United's appeal over the red card given to striker Loic Remy during the club's 0-0 draw with Norwich.
Remy was sent off after an altercation involving Bradley Johnson in the 81st minute. The Norwich midfielder was also shown a straight red card for his role in the incident.
The Magpies lodged an appeal against Remy's red card, but the FA has dismissed the claim. The France international will now begin a three-match suspension, meaning he will miss Saturday's Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland.
Newcastle United have lodged an appeal with the Football Association over the red card given to striker Loic Remy during Tuesday night's 0-0 draw with Norwich City.
The France international was sent off by referee Chris Foy after an altercation involving Bradley Johnson in the 81st minute. The Norwich midfielder was also shown a red card for his role during the incident.
Speaking after the match, Alan Pardew indicated that the Magpies would not be appealing against the referee's decision. But the club have now confirmed an appeal of wrongful dismissal has been lodged with the FA.
The appeal is expected to be heard today.
Newcastle United have tweeted saying that they have spoken to Loic Remy and that he has confirmed he is not a Twitter account holder. The club is warning fans to unfollow fake accounts.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said he doesn't want to miss out on Loic Remy for a second time. It comes after Newcastle's 2-1 victory at Cardiff.
Watch footage of Newcastle United's latest signing Loic Remy being unveiled at St James' Park.
The 26-year-old France international has joined the Magpies on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers. He was given a warm welcome by home supporters prior to the club's pre-season friendly with Portuguese side Braga on Saturday.
Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, said:
Newcastle United's Director of Football, Joe Kinnear, said:
Newcastle United have signed France international striker Loic Remy on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers.
The 26-year-old almost joined the Magpies from Marseille in January, but instead opted to move to London. However, Remy has now completed a loan switch to Tyneside as QPR were relegated to the Championship.
Remy, who scored six goals in 14 appearances for QPR last season, said: