FA rejects Bournemouth appeal against Simon Francis red card

• Bournemouth defender dismissed during 3-3 draw with Arsenal
• Francis has so far been an ever-present in Premier League

Simon Francis will serve a three-match ban after the Football Association rejected the Bournemouth defender’s appeal against his dismissal in the home match against Arsenal on Tuesday.

Francis was shown a straight red by the referee, Michael Oliver, for a challenge on Aaron Ramsey with the score at 3-2. Arsenal went on to score a late equaliser at the Vitality Stadium.

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