After elbow during Scunthorpe United game, Notts County striker Lee Hughes charged with violent conduct
Notts County's Lee Hughes has been hit by a three-match ban for elbowing Iron defender Tom Newey during last weekend's 2-2 draw at Glanford Park.
The incident went unpunished by match referee Eddie Ilderton, but after viewing the video the Football Association have deemed it serious enough to hit the veteran striker with a retrospective charge of violent conduct.
Newey needed several minutes of treatment after the whack and Hughes went on to compound the Iron's misery by netting his side a late equaliser - his second goal of the game.
At the time of the incident, Scunthorpe were down to 10 men after Paul Reid had been sent off for using an elbow in an aerial challenge with visiting substitute Yoann Arquin.
Manager Brian Laws was fuming that he had lost his club captain, but Hughes had escaped a similar fate. He said the Notts County striker had 'got away with murder'.
United appealed Reid's red card, but a disciplinary panel ruled on Tuesday that it should stand.
The Magpies will not contest Hughes' ban.