Sheffield Wednesday will be without the Scotland international for their next three matches.
Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan will miss the club's next three matches after his suspension was upheld by the Football Association following an appeal.
Bannan, who has been instrumental in the Owls transformation into promotion contenders this season, will be sidelined for Saturday's visit of Charlton Athletic and the subsequent fixtures against Huddersfield Town and Blackburn Rovers.
Later, on Channel 5's Football League Tonight show, pundits Tommy Smith and Lee Johnson, whose Bristol City side face the Owls in Bannan's first game back next month, both agreed the tackle did not warrant a sending off - and they weren't the only ones.
Wednesday assistant manager Lee Bullen retweeted a number of posts suggesting the red card was harsh, while several supporters suggested a conspiracy was in process following recent incidents involving the club's other key man, Fernando Forestieri.
And there was plenty more where that came from, following the FA's announcement on Tuesday - especially after Southampton's Sadio Mane had his appeal accepted:
@robstaton Well that's a surprise we may as well just start the game against Charlton with 10 men, it will save a bit of time .— Nath (@NathanDenman) 15 March 2016
@FA Do you actually understand football? The bannan sending off was yellow at worst!!— Dan Batham (@dannyb875) 15 March 2016
Can't believe Bannan's red card hasn't been overturned. Do the league have it in for @swfc ?— Jared Renshaw (@jaredrenshaw) 15 March 2016
But foristieri and Barry bannan will serve suspension. Let's hope if we get promoted you'll treat us better https://t.co/M1XOlisfuM— Fletch (@Flecko_85) 15 March 2016
@FA Yet Sadio Mane's was overturned; Bannan's was a yellow at most and you dare to invoke a 3 match ban. You're a joke of an organisation.— Harry Dowde (@hdowde) 15 March 2016
Bannan red card appeal not surprisingly rejected but this is the sort of red that should be reduced to 1 or 2 game ban #swfc— Ross Steele (@SP_Steele) 15 March 2016