Latics forward has red card rescinded.
Wigan have won their appeal against Conor Sammon’s red card in their defeat to Manchester United on Boxing Day.
The striker was shown a straight red after clashing with Michael Carrick in the first half at Old Trafford.
The successful appeal means 25-year-old Sammon is now available to face Stoke on Saturday.
Manager Roberto Martinez said: “Conor did nothing wrong. You need to accept punishment when you do something wrong but this is a normal phase of play.”
Wigan were losing 1-0 when Sammon was sent off by Phil Dowd for catching Carrick in the face with a flailing arm. The Latics were eventually beaten 5-0 by the Reds.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
This is not a complete surprise, the decision made by Phil Dowd was confusing to say the least. The fact that when Carrick was accidentally hit by Sammon’s trailing arm he didn’t even fall to the floor surely must have been a clue that nothing untoward had occurred.
Whilst it’s true that Man United may well have still clinched the three point haul they would probably not have won so convincingly.
On the subject of rescinded red cards, shouldn’t referees who commit such errors perhaps be then handed the three match ban the players they sent off would’ve served?