Confirm the City’s decision relating to not make an appeal against the indictment Balotelli expressed directly by the FA on the Press Association Sport. The Citizens previously had until Wednesday at 18:00 (25/01/2012) local time to appeal, for which ultimately they did not do.
The decision not to appeal to Balotelli had to undergo the penalty period for the four-match ban. Included is a match against Liverpool in the Champions League Cup which will kick off a few minutes longer.
Quoted from the Mirror, another game in which Balotelli emotion absent is facing Premier League match Everton, Fulham and Aston Villa.
Balotelli is considered guilty of ‘violence’ in a match City vs Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. In one incident, the former Inter Milan was seen kicking the head of Scott Parker after the two engaged in a struggle for the ball.
Generally, the penalty for charges of ‘violence’ is three games. However, sanctions for Balotelli added because he had previously been red-carded in a match Liverpool cons.