Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey accepts FA misconduct charge

By Matt T
22 December 2016

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has decided not to appeal against his five-match ban after being found guilty of a Football Association misconduct charge.

The 24-year-old continues to deny using racially aggravated language towards an opponent, but after considering the independent regulatory commission's written reason for its decision earlier this week, has opted not to take the case any further.

Shelvey said: "I am very disappointed and frustrated with the outcome of the hearing. I strongly maintain that I did not use the offensive language that has been alleged.

"Despite my strong disappointment, we think an appeal is very unlikely to change the panel's decision on the case, so I have decided not to take that option."

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