Newcastle's Islam Slimani banned for three games despite plea over punishment
Islam Slimani's Newcastle United career is over.
The striker will miss the final three Premier League games of the season after accepting a charge of violent conduct.
Slimani, signed on loan from Leicester City in January, kicked out at Craig Dawson in last weekend's 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion at St James's Park.
The incident was missed by referee David Coote and 29-year-old has been punished retrospectively.
Newcastle today revealed that Slimani had "argued the suspension was excessive".
This argument was rejected by the Independent Regulatory Commission which examined the incident.