News coming through that Newcastle’s Paul Dummett has had his red card rescinded, after the Tyneside club appealed the red card he got for a rather innocuous tackle on Luis Suarez after 87 minutes on Saturday at Liverpool.
Paul Dummett – disconsolate at being sent off
And we can only think that referee Phil Dowd must have been mesmerized with the Uruguayan International’s acting performance, as he writhed around on the pitch following the tackle – only to get up and play on once the red card had been given.
Newcastle had claimed wrongful dismissal, and the claim was upheld following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, and Dummett simply mis-timed his tackle, having only been on the field for five minutes.
That’s good news for Newcastle, and now Paul will not be suspended at the start of next season – and it would have been a three match ban, since it was a straight red card.
Good news for Paul and good news for Newcastle.