Newcastle United have launched an official appeal against the Bassong red card he received on Saturday – well it’s worth a try – that’s for sure.
Sebastien Bassong – Newcastle will appeal his red card
The English Football Association have today confirmed Newcastle have contested the sending off.
The posting on the Newcastle web-sire today said:
“Bassong was shown a red card for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity during Newcastle’s match against Fulham on May 16.”
“A regulatory commission will hear the claim on May 19.”
Bassong was sent off by referee Howard Webb, after bringing down Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara after 60 minutes of the match. But it looked like both players were going for the ball and their feet became tangled.
That’s the biased way we saw it in any case. 😀
It’s true that Bassong was the last man so if Howard Webb blew the foul he then had to send Bassong off, which he did.
Unfortunately Alan Shearer may have put his foot in it, so to speak, by saying immediately after the game:
“The sending off was probably the correct decision,”
Alan needs to learn in management not to be so truthful. 😀
We don’t think the appeal will be successful, bit we’re willing to be happily surprised. That may also be the last time we see Bassong in a black and white shirt, when he was sent off.
That’s no way to finish his career at Newcastle, and therefore whatever happens he must now stay on Tyneside.
On a less biased note Bassong would be great at Arsenal, and looks exactly what they need in central defense.
Just in case any of our readers have been to the North Pole over the weekend, if Newcastle lose on Saturday we will be relegated for the first time ever from the Premier League.
We joined the Premier League in its second season – the 1993-1994 season under the great Kevin Keegan.