Fabian Balbuena’s Controversial Red Card Has Been Overturned

The controversial red card handed to Fabian Balbuena in West Ham’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea has been overturned, the club have confirmed.

Balbuena will now be available for West Ham’s Premier League clash with Everton this weekend.

A Hammers statement said: “West Ham United can confirm that Fabián Balbuena’s red card in Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Chelsea has been overturned on appeal.

“The defender will now be eligible for the Hammers’ trip to Burnley on Bank Holiday Monday, 3 May.”

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It added: “The appeal against Balbuena’s red card was reviewed by an independent regulatory commission on Tuesday at the Football Association and, following this process, the defender’s suspension has been rescinded and lifted with immediate effect.”

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