Toon submit Bassong appeal
The Football Association has confirmed Newcastle United have appealed against Sebastien Bassong's red card against Fulham. Bassong received his marching orders in the 60th minute of the 1-0 loss against Fulham at St James' Park after referee Howard Webb adjudged the French defender to have denied Diomansy Kamara a goalscoring opportunity. Newcastle, who now lie in the relegation zone, are hopeful of being successful with their appeal ahead of the final game of the season against Aston Villa. A statement on the FA's website read: "The FA has received a claim for wrongful dismissal from Newcastle United defender Sebastian Bassong. "Bassong was shown a red card for denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity during Newcastle's match against Fulham on 16th May. "A Regulatory Commission will hear the claim on 19th May."
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