Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Huth loses appeal, quite right too

Stoke defender Robert Huth has lost his appeal against a red card received in saturday's match against Sunderland and will serve a three-match ban.An FA disciplinary panel rejected his appeal on Tuesday.

Huth was sent off by referee Martin Atkinson after 45 minutes of the 1-0 Premier League defeat at the Britannia Stadium for a challenge on Blacks Cats midfielder David Meyler.
Stoke manager Tony Pulis opted to appeal against the dismissal after claiming there was no intent in Huth's challenge and that he was nowhere near the Sunderland player. Well Tony - if a six foot five inch thundering giant of a German sliding at you at a high rate of knots is nowhere near you, I'm glad Meyler managed to jump out of the way. 
But a Football Association statement said Tuesday: "An independent regulatory commission has today dismissed the claim of wrongful dismissal of Stoke City's Robert Huth.
What clubs and players have to realise is that it's not necessary to break a leg to be shown red. It's enough that the player couldn't be bothered if he caused injury or not.

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