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What Happens If Maher's Appeal is Upheld?


Topgun Pilot
Feb 18, 2004
I said in the chat room on Saturday that I think the rules on red card appeals ought to be changed so that if a player is found to have been sent off erroneously because of another player's simulation, the player that cheated ought to have the ban imposed on him.

At the moment there is no deterrent to stop a player play acting. Referees are supposed to book a player for simulation, but they simply don't, especially when they don't see it!

After all, what happens, if the appeal is upheld? The match can't be replayed, the points can't be re-distributed, so where is the deterrent? If the FA don't do something about it then players will, and I see revenge on the agenda in April.
Oct 25, 2003
they could charge Duguid with bringing the game into disrepute I would think. Mind you if the red card is oveturned I'll fall off my chair.