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Norwich City revealed on Tuesday that their appeal against goalkeeper Mark Bunn's red card at Sunderland on Sunday has been dismissed by the Football Association.
Bunn was sent off in the 30th minute of his side's 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light after referee Chris Foy ruled that he had handled the ball outside his area.
He will now serve a one-match suspension when Norwich travel to the DW Stadium to face Wigan Athletic on March 30.
"An appeal by City against the red card shown to Mark Bunn by referee Chris Foy during Sunday's Premier League game away to Sunderland has been rejected by an independent regulatory commission appointed by the FA," the Norwich statement read.
"The relevant FIFA law states a player will be dismissed for 'denying the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball'.
"City appealed to the FA that Bunn had not deliberately handled the ball - but this was rejected and the keeper's suspension for the forthcoming Wigan game will remain in place."
With first-choice goalkeeper John Ruddy sidelined by injury, Lee Camp is in line to deputise for Bunn at Wigan, having made his Norwich debut as a substitute in Sunday's game.