apart from the total bias , the whole media outlets, press, match of the day, talksport on the following monday( had a fucking 2 hr slot) all of them were damning of niasse and he was basically guilty before the panel sat down,
did any of the press question Benitez, players at the time , cos they asked Roy , and Scott Dann at the time so it definitely did not help,
at the time we just took it on the chin, should have backed him more , fuck even the ref watched it again and said it was still a pen.
to me this whole pen / deception / ban is dead in the water
its just like when they crack down on pulling in the box - it lasts for about 2 games