Middlesbrough have been handed a huge blow with the news that Paddy McNair will miss the next three games through suspension.
The midfielder received a red card during Saturday’s 3-1 defeat against Swansea City.
Jonathan Woodgate was unhappy with the decision to send off the Northern Ireland international and signalled his intent to lodge an appeal to the FA regarding his red card.
But after considering the matter, Middlesbrough confirmed that the original charge had been upheld following his dismissal.
That means that McNair will miss the fixtures against Stoke City, Huddersfield and West Brom.
As you’d expect, the news has sparked quite a reaction from supporters on social media.
Here’s what a group of them have had to say.
Was a sending off don't understand how anyone can complain
— Oliver Haley (@Oliverhh96) December 18, 2019
— Mat Evans (@justcalledtosay) December 18, 2019
— Chris (@_ChrisPettitt) December 18, 2019
How much attention have you paid to Middlesbrough this season? Let’s find out!
Surprised they didn't extend it
— Hazel Clay (@HazelClay) December 18, 2019
Now there’s a surprise
— philip stone (@smoggie1) December 18, 2019