West Ham striker Andy Carroll will serve a three-game ban after losing his appeal for getting sent off against Swansea City last weekend.

Carroll, who was deemed to have swung an arm at Swansea City defender Chico Flores, was given a straight red card by referee Howard Webb.

"West Ham United's Andy Carroll will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after his claim of wrongful dismissal was rejected by an Independent Regulatory Commission," read an FA statement.

"Carroll was dismissed for violent conduct during West Ham's game against Swansea City on Saturday 1 February 2014.

"As stated in the Rules and Regulations of The FA, an Independent Regulatory Commission must apply the test of whether the decision to dismiss a player was 'an obvious error'.

"The decision of an Independent Regulatory Commission in relation to a claim of wrongful dismissal is final and binding on all parties and is not subject to appeal."

The striker went onto Twitter to react to the FA's decision, where he left a one word verdict which read: "DISGRACEFUL!!!."

The England international will now miss games against Aston Villa away, Southampton at home and Norwich at home.


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