Do I care whether or not Ashley Barnes got suspended? Not really -- Burnley aren't playing against Chelsea again this season (and, in all likelihood, not for another several seasons), and a ban would just mean everyone else gets to escape his leg-breakers while we get punished for it. And it's not as though I expect our players to be protected by anyone but the club right now.
But since I assume some of you do care, here's what the FA had to say about his attempted amputation of Nemanja Matic's left leg:
FA clarification on the incident involving Burnley’s Ashley Barnes and Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic to follow: 1/5— The FA (@FA) February 23, 2015
In the vast majority of challenges for the ball, no retrospective action is taken as the incident has been seen by the match officials 2/5— The FA (@FA) February 23, 2015
Retrospective action introduced as deterrent for ‘off the ball incidents’ [e.g. kicks, stamps etc.] committed out of sight of officials 3/5— The FA (@FA) February 23, 2015
Whole game in agreement that, in vast majority of cases, match officials are best-placed to deal with incidents to avoid re-refereeing 4/5— The FA (@FA) February 23, 2015
In line with this rationale, FA confirm no further action in relation to Ashley Barnes as incident was seen by the officials 5/5— The FA (@FA) February 23, 2015