Morsy Red Card Appeal Rejected Wednesday, 1st Sep 2021 18:27
New signing Samy Morsy’s appeal against his red card in his final game for Middlesbrough has been unsuccessful.
The Egyptian international, who joined the Blues from Boro ahead of yesterday’s transfer deadline, was dismissed in the 81st minute of the Teessiders’ 1-1 home draw with Blackburn at the weekend, a decision which looked harsh in the extreme.
However, the appeal has been rejected and the 29-year-old will now miss three League One matches.
Morsy will however be able to make his Blues debut in the Papa John’s Trophy tie against West Ham United’s U21s on Tuesday 14th September.
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Another case of Officialdom being over- protective of its own ?, and ,I wonder if there’ll be any clarification of the reasoning ? IF a decision is from the outside observers viewpoint ‘ harsh in the extreme ‘ ,then those charged with interpreting and activating the laws of the game should equally be aware of their responsibility to communicate and educate everyone involved, including the general supporting public ! What emerges ,or not, will be very interesting to see ! Whatever, train well S M ,maintain fitness and enthusiasm and all ITFC supporters are only too keen to see you in a Blue Shirt ! COYB
So the conclusion is that every player when going for a 50/50 ball MUST make the ball, if the player doesn't and it turns out to be a 49/51 ball you'll be sent off.....you have half a second to make your decision too..
This guys is where we are now with this game...utterly ridiculous, welcome to a non-contact sport!!!
I can see why a straight red was given, having just now watched the video ITFC Singapore linked us to (thanks bud) and that is the only angle I have seen it from but Morsy's foot was raised and to me it looked like his (accidentally or not) foot then ran down down the Blackburn players shin!!
I'm as p!ssed off as anyone we are not gonna see him for three games and I'd love to see different angles of the foul, its also dependant on how many times the ref had to speak to him during the game etc etc, in all honesty I'd say yellow card myself solely based on that footage but as I said I can see why the red was given especially nowadays!!
Considering some yellows or no cards are more intentionally dangerous than this, it makes a mockery of the game. Softest red I've seen in years. Salt in the wounds is rejecting the appeal. The boys looking after their own again. What a joke. Erodes respect.
Ha, the panel are a bunch of jokers, probably the same that think it’s ok for teams to use towels to to facilitate long throws and alter the natural conditions of a game. Those in the hot seat are a waste of time and lack in common sense.