The Football Association of Wales have rejected Cardiff striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s appeal against his dismissal against Colchester last Saturday.
Hasselbaink was sent off after catching Colchester goalkeeper Dean Gerken with a high boot midway through the second half and will now miss the home Coca-Cola Championship games against Bristol City, Southampton and West Brom.
A statement by the FA of Wales on www.faw.org.uk read: “A Disciplinary Panel of the Football Association of Wales met to consider the claim of wrongful dismissal in respect of the sending-off for serious foul play of Jerrel Hasselbaink of Cardiff City FC during the Football League Championship match, Colchester United v Cardiff City played on 15th March 2008.
“After carefully considering the written and DVD evidence submitted, the panel decided the ’claim’ should be determined as follows: The ’claim’ is rejected and Jerrel Hasselbaink shall serve the standard three-match suspension with immediate effect.”
Hasselbaink will not be banned for Cardiff’s FA Cup semi-final against Barnsley at Wembley on April 6.