Newcastle’s Remy out of derby as appeal fails

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LOIC Remy will miss the Tyne-Wear derby after his appeal against being sent off against Norwich City was dismissed.

But Norwich’s Bradley Johnson – whose reaction to the incident played a large part in Remy’s red card – has had his red card rescinded.

An FA statement said: “An Independent Regulatory Commission heard two claims of wrongful dismissal today both in relation to the Norwich City versus Newcastle United game on Tuesday.

“The claim involving Norwich’s Bradley Johnson was upheld meaning his three-match suspension is withdrawn.

“The claim involving Newcastle’s Loic Remy was dismissed therefore his three-match suspension remains with immediate effect.”

Remy will now sit out Saturday’s Tyne-Wear derby, as well as the Premier League games against Chelsea and Tottenham.