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U's To Appeal Red Card

U's To Appeal Red Card

Colchester United manager Geraint Williams has today confirmed the club will be appealing the decision of referee Patrick Miller which saw Phil Ifil being sent-off.

Ifil was shown a straight red card for a trip, on Frazier Campbell, that Miller labelled 'violent conduct' even though minalmal contact was made. The U's went on to lose the game 3-1 and now sit eleven points from safety at the bottom.

Williams told CU-FC.com: 'We have looked at the video of the incident and having received the referee's report, we have decided to appeal.'

'The referee's report says it was a deliberate kick and violent conduct,' he revlealed.

'With that in mind, we watched the video and I feel that it was not a deliberate kick and more a mis-timed trip on the opposing player.

The U's boss added: 'I have since spoken to Tuesday night's match assessor to discuss the incident and confirm that he would not feel that it is a 'frivolous appeal' as we have seen lately.

'He felt that we had grounds for appeal and as we do not think it was a violent act, we hope the decision will be overturned.'

Writer:StevieG Col U
Date:Wednesday March 19 2008
Time: 6:37PM

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Should be Patrick 'TOSSER' Miller!
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19/03/2008 18:41:00
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