Sunderland have confirmed that Luke O’Nien’s three-game ban has been overturned after a successful appeal to the EFL.
The 25-year-old was sent off in the 3-0 loss to Peterborough for his part in a coming-together with Ivan Toney, but he will not miss the games against Accrington Stanley, Rotherham United and Bolton Wanderers anymore:
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) September 3, 2019
While Sunderland fans are happy to see that O’Nien will be able to play, they also want to see the initial injustice of Toney’s play-acting punished.
Many fans are calling for the former Newcastle United player to get a ban of his own for deceiving the referee, in a similar way to how Patrick Bamford was at the back end of last season, as was reported by BBC Sport at the time.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the successful appeal, including posts from vengeful Sunderland fans, can be seen below:
Good. Toney needs to be banned for a few games for cheating.
— David Nunn (@DavidNunn73) September 3, 2019
Same ref who sent power off at Walsall… Toney should get 3 game ban for blatant cheating
— Dunny (@dunny_ftm) September 3, 2019
— Marcus Smith (@Marcyste3675) September 3, 2019
@EFL_LeagueOne now ban Toney
— Tim Snowdon (@ItsLeonTV) September 3, 2019
And has toney been banned?
— Michael Kelly (@KezzaSAFC) September 3, 2019
Good. Now 3 game ban minimum for Toney.
— Peter Hewett (@WestSussexSAFC) September 3, 2019
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