Jacob Butterfield’s red card that he received against Norwich for that horror tackle on Wes Hoolahan has been upheld, the FA have announced this afternoon.
Derby County boss, Steve McLaren said after the game that he thought the tackle wasn’t that bad and he intended to appeal.
“Butterfield`s feet were not off the ground and he got a little bit of the ball,” he said. “He also caught the player as well and because of that he falls down.
“I think the reaction of the player (Hoolahan) and the crowd, which I can understand, played a part in it.
“That was a big turning point, for me it was all about the sending off. We were up against a very good Norwich side, who have got one of the best squads in this division, and it was always going to be very difficult for us when we went down to 10.”
Because as we all saw, Derby were well in the game before Jacob tried to break Wessi’s legs. Yes, it was only 1-0 but they were being murdered 1-0 at the time.
It seems that the extra game ban that clubs used to receive if they frivolously appealed red cards has been dropped a year or two back, so it means that there’s no risk to appealing such a ridiculous challenge.
As I write, the Derby Twitter contingent are getting quite upset at the dismissal being upheld due to their rose coloured spectacles and just for the record Steve, Butterfield’s feet were off the ground and if you check into Twitter you can see that.