posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 02:05 PM
Tottenham captain Jamie Redknapp is facing a three-match ban following unprecedented Football Association action after being charged with serious foul
play over his horrific tackle on Everton's Tim Cahill.
And the FA could also come under pressure to apply the same criteria to Redknapp's Spurs' team-mate, the England striker Jermain Defoe, who committed
just as bad a foul on David Weir in the same match at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Both players were only booked for their fouls - Redknapp for the fifth time this season which brings an automatic one-match suspension.
That caution would usually be sufficient for the FA to deem that referee Graham Poll had dealt with the issues, leaving further action unnecessary.
But the FA, who appear determined to ensure players who deserve red-card bans actually serve them, have pointed out their disciplinary code states:
"Where a referee has reported ... a caution to a player but the association is satisfied the incident should have resulted in ....dismissal from the
field of play, they may formulate a charge of misconduct ... under Rule E3."
[Edited on 4/10/04 by TRD]