Manchester United have just won an appeal to the FA after the wrong Da Silva twin was booked during our 2-0 victory over Barnsley in the League Cup.
Whilst yellow cards are usually exempt from appeal, Sir Alex Ferguson believes this is a rule that should change in the Champions League, given there are only 13 matches between the first in the group stage to the final. Yellow cards easily mount up and it could mean a player missing a crucial game, which is a big problem if they’ve been wrongly booked… as Darren Fletcher was last night!
“You can’t appeal a yellow card,” said Ferguson. “I can understand in domestic football that it could get lost in the system. But in European football it is crucial because, later in the tournament, to miss a really important game because of that is unfair. They should look at that but they won’t.”
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