Everton have announced they will appeal Tim Cahill's sending off in Sunday's 3-1 win over Newcastle.
Australia international Cahill received a straight red card at the full-time whistle after appearing to get involved in a confrontation with Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye.
Cabaye has since apologised for his role in the skirmish and the Football Association will now review the incident.
Cahill may miss Everton's first three games of the 2012/13 season should the appeal prove unsuccessful, but the fact Cabaye, who received a booking for his part in the incident, issued an apology on Newcastle's website on Sunday night may prove helpful to Cahill's cause.
Everton boss David Moyes thought referee Andre Marriner could have shown some leniency.
"He says he was called something by Cabaye," Moyes said. "I don't know what happened after that. I thought the referee could have maybe shown a bit of common sense at the end and given him a yellow card."