Barry Bannan has suspension upheld, Wednesdayites disagree unanimously

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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.

The Scotland international was shown a straight red card for a foul on his former Aston Villa teammate Eric Lichaj, during Wednesday's 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

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:

 

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