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Subsequent replays showed no obvious breach of the laws by the defender and Sunderland manager Gus Poyet went as far as to demand an official apology from the Referees’ Association in the game’s immediate aftermath.
However, after the Blacks Cats lodged an appeal with the FA on Monday, English football's governing body has decided to overturn the decision.
"With regard to [Wes] Brown, who was dismissed for serious foul play during Saturday’s game at Stoke City, the claim was upheld," a statement released on the FA's official website read.
"As a result, his three-match suspension has been withdrawn with immediate effect."
Brown will now be available for Sunderland's trip to Aston Villa on Saturday.