Norwich City defender Martin Olsson accepts FA charge

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson has accepted an FA charge for improper conduct over his Wolves red card. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City defender Martin Olsson has accepted an FA charge for improper conduct over his Wolves red card. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Friday, August 15, 2014
5:20 PM

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson has accepted an FA charge of improper conduct following his reaction to the red card he picked up in the Canaries’ opening 1-0 Championship defeat at Wolves.

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Olsson put his hand on the chest of referee Simon Hooper at Molineux as the official went to brandish the red card in the immediate aftermath of his second bookable offence for hauling back Wolves’ midfielder Rajiv Van La Parra.

An FA spokesman confirmed on Friday afternoon the left-back had now accepted the charge and a hearing is expected next week to decide on any further sanctions, with Olsson already suspended for Watford’s visit to Carrow Road this weekend.

City chief Neil Adams made it clear on Thursday at his pre-match press call ahead of that Hornets’ game Olsson’s reaction was out of character for the defender.

“I have spoken to him and the lad is genuinely gutted. He is disappointed in himself. He knows he made a mistake there,” said Adams. “The only thing we can look at it in his defence is that there was no aggression. I remember the Paolo Di Canio incident, we all do, and he didn’t mean to do that. It was just the disappointment and frustration of getting the red card.

“Of course, you can’t do that. You can’t touch the referee. It is simple as that. We know it and more importantly he knows it as well. I’ve said to him you can not do that, regardless of circumstances, but he is not that type of player. He has a good disciplinary record and he is a great lad. He will be disciplined by the club. If he misses games unnecessarily, and by that I mean extra bans, then he knows what the policy is.”

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17 comments

  • Of course, I`m referring to California-cum-Scratby, on the Norfolk Riviera. ;-) Oddly, this little place in Olde England was named after the big new American one. Something to do with the discovery of gold coins in C-c-Scratby and the (US) Californian Gold Rush.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

  • Triply ethered. Half the population of California are `psychologists`. The other half are their clients. Factoid. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

  • Cornwall Canary

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Sorry Cornwall my question was to California who was banging on about body language and stuff.

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    The Stranger

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Not a psychologist. Just someone who believes being a supporter means supporting, not endlessly carping as some folks do. We can all see there is room for improvement, may it start tomorrow.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Are you some sort of psychologist CC? Do you know what you're talking about? Or are you just trying to be clever?

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    The Stranger

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Evidence of NA's lack of authority? The look of fear and surprise on his face, his nervous and submissive body language, his hesitancy and inarticulacy when speaking. The pre-season friendlies shambles.That in six games in charge he hasn't got the players doing what he wants. Whatever that is. Winning we must suppose.

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    California Canary

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • We all do things in the heat of the moment. Give the lad a break. Support not criticism unless you have . never over reacted

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    Cornwall Canary

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Olsson's misdemeanour has nothing to do with Neil's authority. These things happen. Cantona and the kung-fu kick. Suarez bites. Duncan Forbes kicking everything that moves. Managers can only stamp so much authority on their players and cannot help events occurring in the heat of the moment. And Olsson does not have a bad disciplinary record, this was not typical of what he does. The problem for NA is that until he achieves that first elusive win his authority will be questioned.

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    Lincs Canary

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Error of judgement. Pay the week's salary or two to charity. Move on. Best left back, apart from AD for many a year.

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    Les Lee

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • California Canary "but the incident is, for me, more evidence that NA lacks authority" More evidence, what other evidence do you have. I really can't understand the thought process some of you people have on here, add 2 and 2 and you mostly come up with 647.

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    parkeg1

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Well, he DID have a good disciplinary record .......... still he's a great lad and genuinely gutted ! Stamp your authority down Neil ........... tell us you won't tolerate petulance, lay a marker down for the season

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    nevermindthedanger

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Well done " City Chief" Neil Adams. Go for it Neil!

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    kenfoggo

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • I suppose NA means Olsson's action was untypical. But the incident is, for me, more evidence that NA lacks authority.

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    California Canary

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Come on he is not Suarez taking bites out of people regularly, is he ? He has a good disciplinary record and if anything the Ref was a bit hasty with the first yellow. City have been punished badly enough. The Red Card lost us 3 points on the opening day of the season to 'third tier' opposition and MO get a one match suspension as well. Get over it FA, and move on !

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Still think he looks a bit lardy. Perhaps that's why he could catch the lad.

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    waclor

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • 'he is not that type of player'???? Of course he is.... we all saw him do it!!

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    CanaryWest

    Friday, August 15, 2014

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