Date: 23rd March 2009 at 5:27pm
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Villa have officially appealed the red card and automatic one match ban Brad Friedel received during the Liverpool game.

A statement on the official site reads:

‘Villa have lodged an appeal against goalkeeper Brad Friedel’s sending off in the defeat at Liverpool.

‘The club should learn tomorrow afternoon whether the red card and one-match ban will be overturned.’

Whilst it was a penalty, it was certainly no more than a yellow card offence, if even that.

There’s no way in hell the appeal committee should not allow the appeal and overrule the decision.

 

6 Replies to “Friedel’s Appeal Lodged”

  • Great news…lets hope Laursen and Bouma will also play!! Oh my god that means we’ll have a right back at right back, 2 centre backs at centre back and a left back at left back……..who would have thought it!!

  • Never a sending off in the memory of man. Must be overturned – didn’t make mucg difference to the result though.

  • You cant really blame the referee for taking the action that he did, after all he was only following the letter of the law, and would no doubt have come in for stick had he merely booked Brad, and not flashed the red card. Its the law itself that needs looking at.

  • The way things are going for us right now though, we’ll probably find that the ban is doubled, and we are charged with making nothing more than a frivolous appeal.

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