'This is bonkers' - How Sunderland fans reacted to Max Power's Checkatrade Trophy ban

Sunderland midfielder Max Power is sent off against Oxford.
Sunderland midfielder Max Power is sent off against Oxford.
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Sunderland fans aren't happy about the FA's decision to ban Max Power for tonight's Checkatrade Trophy game against Stoke.

The Sunderland midfielder saw his three-game league ban upheld, despite Sunderland's appeal.

But, the Black Cats have also been advised that Power is unavailable for selection for tonight's game at the Stadium of Light.

It's a decision which has been criticised by Sunderland manager Jack Ross, as well as the club's supporters.

Here's how fans reacted on social media.

@Trimble89: When did the @FA bring in these new 4 match 3 match bans for yellow card offences then? I must have missed that one #SAFC

@al_smith11: I am glad the club are actually coming out with how ridiculous this is.

@PhilBirdBFC: This is bonkers. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was sent off for Southampton v Leicester in the PL. He served his ban (one game) in the EFL Cup tie at Brighton, He then scored in Saturday's win at Palace, That's not competition specific!

@mobilemackem: Please ask the FA to explain in detail why Traore’s red was overturned but this wasn’t.

@RWMDAWSON: These things happen, that's why we have a squad. Trust the team #HawayTheLads

@Fantanafest73: @FA need to look at this again. Straight red card = 3 match ban, thus @mp_1825 can't play in #CheckatradeTrophy..... So 3 match ban - 1 checkatrade trophy game = 2 more league matches to sit out NOT 3. It's simple maths. 3 match ban is a 3 match ban. Not 4!?!?

@DanielJenks89: In other words, appeal rejected and ban extended

@PeilAyr: @FA How can a three game ban for an offence in a league match include a cup tie as well to effectively make it a 4 game ban?

@JackGill32: Can't believe Max Power has got one of them new 4 games 3 game ban. #SAFC

@Glenlucewho: Not surprised it was upheld, but how is he banned for tonight and 3 league games? How does that work? Is there an official explanation from the FA