Cahill Ban Appeal Rejected
Aussie will miss first three games of 2012/13 campaign.
Everton's appeal against Tim Cahill's sending off in Sunday's 3-1 win over Newcastle United has been rejected.
The Australian will now serve a three-match ban at the start of the 2012/13 campaign."I accept my three-match ban.
Cahill was shown a straight red card after being involved in an altercation with Magpies midfielder Yohan Cabaye at the full-time whistle.
Cahill said on Tuesday: "My reaction at the end of the game was out of character but I was disgusted at comments made to me by Cabaye.
"I don't wish to elaborate on the exact detail of what was said - but his words have no place either on or off the football pitch."Cabaye has apologised via his club's website and as far as I am concerned the matter is now closed."
Frenchman Cabaye, who was also cautioned by referee Andre Marriner for his part in the coming together, had issued an apology on Newcastle's website on Sunday evening.
The Frenchman said: "I would like to apologise for the cross words I exchanged with Tim Cahill which resulted in his red card and my booking on the final whistle.
"It was unnecessary and, regrettably, the result of frustration and disappointment, all in the heat of the moment.
"It is out of character and for that I am sorry."