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FA dismiss Newcastle appeal over Remy ban

Newcastle United striker Loic Remy Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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 appeal Remy red card

Newcastle United striker Loic Remy Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

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NUFC confirm Remy is not on Twitter

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.

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We have spoken to Loic Remy and he is NOT on Twitter. Any accounts in Remy's name are fake, so please unfollow. #nufc

Remy greets Newcastle fans

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.

Pardew: Remy "a great player"

Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, said:

"Loic is a great player and I'm delighted that Joe has got him on board for us.

"He'll be a great addition to the squad, he gives us strength and pace up front and I'm sure he'll bring plenty of goals.

"It's a big season for Loic, like it is for all our international players ahead of the World Cup, which will only provide extra incentive for him to play at the very top of his game."

– Alan Pardew, Newcastle United FC Manager

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Kinnear "delighted" with Remy deal

Newcastle United's Director of Football, Joe Kinnear, said:

"The need for us to strengthen up front was a priority and I have been working very hard to secure one of our targets in this position.

"I'm delighted to have secured Loic for the season. Now we have him I'm sure he'll be a huge success for us.

"I know he's hungry for goals and is absolutely committed to helping us achieve success this season."

– Joe Kinnear, Director of Football at Newcastle United

Remy "happy" after sealing Newcastle loan move

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:

"It will be a huge honour to play for such a big club. I was very flattered by the club's interest in me back in January and also very happy that they showed interest in me again this summer.

"The Premier League is the best league in the world and that's where I want to play.

"I am very motivated this year to get into the World Cup squad for my country. I know in order to do that I need to have a big season and a successful campaign with Newcastle United.

"I am focussed on helping the team achieve success this season and scoring as many goals as I can."

– Loic Remy, Newcastle United

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