Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has hit out at the media for 'making their minds up' about Mile Jedinak's actions in his side's Premier League match against West Ham United on Saturday.
The incident was not seen by the matchday officials, but the Football Association charged the 30-year-old with violent conduct after a panel of three former referees unanimously decided that Jedinak's action was worthy of a red card.
Pardew told BBC Sport ahead of his side's game against Southampton this evening: "Every pundit had made their minds up before it got to the FA so we were done.
"It's a shame because he is not like that but we have a good replacement in Joe Ledley.
"Southampton's season is on the line a little bit so we know it's going to be a tough game but we have good momentum so we are in good shape."
Palace currently sit 12th in the Premier League table.