Martin Olsson
Norwich City's Martin Olsson .Reuters

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson has been handed a three-match ban by the Football Association for appearing to push a referee.

The Sweden international was found guilty of misconduct after he placed his hand on referee Simon Hooper, just before he was shown a red card during the Canaries' 1-0 defeat to Wolves at Molineux last week, on the opening day of the Championship season.

Olsson appeared to push Hooper, after receiving his second yellow of the game for a foul on Rajiv van La Parra in the 60th minute.

The 26-year-old has admitted the charge of misconduct and the club has confirmed they will not appeal the decision. Olsson has also been fined £3,000 by the FA.

"Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Norwich City's Martin Olsson has been suspended for three matches commencing with immediate effect, subject to any appeal," read an FA statement.

"Olsson, who was also fined £3,000, admitted an FA misconduct charge in relation to an incident which occurred during the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday 10 August 2014.

"The charge was that Olsson's action in making physical contact with the referee immediately prior to being shown a red card and for his behavior as he left the field of play amounted to improper conduct, which occurred outside the jurisdiction of the match officials," it added.

Olsson sat out for Norwich's 3-0 win over Watford at Carrow Road at the weekend, after receiving two yellows against the Wolves. The Swede will now serve his additional three-match ban.

The defender will now miss Tuesday's game against former side Blackburn Rovers, Saturday's East Anglian derby at Ipswich Town and the League Cup game against Crawley next week.

Norwich were relegated to the Championship last season, along with Cardiff City and Fulham, after they finished 18th on the table.