Andy Carroll has his wrongful dismissal claim rejected

Tuesday 04 Feb 2014
West Ham United striker Andy Carroll

West Ham United’s Andy Carroll will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after his claim of wrongful dismissal was rejected by an Independent Regulatory Commission.

Carroll was dismissed for violent conduct during West Ham’s game against Swansea City on Saturday 1 February 2014.

As stated in the Rules and Regulations of The FA, an Independent Regulatory Commission must apply the test of whether the decision to dismiss a player was ‘an obvious error’.

The decision of an Independent Regulatory Commission in relation to a claim of wrongful dismissal is final and binding on all parties and is not subject to appeal.

Click here for an explanatory video on wrongful dismissals

By FA Staff