QPR red card appeal rejected

2012-04-10 17:23

London - Queens Park Rangers' bid to have midfielder Shaun Derry's suspension overturned was turned down on Tuesday after the Football Association rejected his plea of wrongful dismissal.

Derry was given a straight red card after being adjudged to have fouled Manchester United's Ashley Young during Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford.

Replays suggested Young had been offside prior to the incident and that Derry had made minimal contact with the United player.

However QPR's bid to have the dismissal annulled ended in failure, the Football Association confirmed in a statement.

"Queens Park Rangers midfielder Shaun Derry will serve a one-match suspension with immediate effect after his claim of wrongful dismissal was rejected by a Regulatory Commission," the FA said.

The decision means Derry misses QPR's match against Swansea on Wednesday as they continue their fight against relegation.


  • russel.lunt - 2012-04-10 19:48

    Ridiculous. Young was offside = no red card. The FA is a joke.

      Bob - 2012-04-11 15:59

      Russel, it is totally out of hand, obviously the scum manager has the FA on his payroll, half a yard offside, the linesman in the perfect position and minimal contact = a RED card, this is getting worse than cricket, I would love to know how the FA can uphold the refs decision and not overturn the red card, absolutely disgusting.

  • Sharmilen - 2012-04-11 22:08

    Correction Smarties: They are called Referees Assistants NOT Linesman.

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