BOA MORTE BAN OVERTURNED

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FULHAM forward Luis Boa Morte has had his three match ban for his sending off against Everton overturned.

The Cottagers appealed against the suspension after Boa Morte received his marching orders for an alleged bite on Toffees' defender David Weir.

That clash proved the catalyst for a mass brawl during Fulham's 2-0 victory, and also led to Weir being dismissed.

Boa Morte would have missed Saturday's trip to Middlesbrough, the Boxing Day battle with Charlton and the clash against Manchester United, but he is now free to play an integral part of Fulham's Christmas programme.

Deputy Managing Director Lee Hoos said: "It was a fair hearing where the video evidence was carefully looked at. We are grateful to the Football Association for their verdict and Luis will not have to serve a suspension." 

An FA statement read: "Following an appeal hearing held at Soho Square, the FA can confirm the claim of Luis Boa Morte for wrongful dismissal against Everton was upheld by a Disciplinary Commission. Boa Morte will therefore not serve any suspension."

Meanwhile, Wolves have had their appeal to downgrade Joleon Lescott's red card against Manchester City to a yellow rejected.

The FA Disciplinary Commission turned down Wolves' plea of wrongful dismissal and the player must now serve a three match suspension.