1. Chelsea to appeal against Nemanja Matic red card vs Burnley: Sky

Chelsea to appeal against Nemanja Matic red card vs Burnley: Sky

Chelsea are to appeal against the red card shown to Nemanja Matic during Saturday's 1-1 English Premier League draw with Burnley...

By: | London | Updated: February 23, 2015 9:29 PM
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Matic was sent off in the 70th minute at Stamford Bridge for his violent reaction to a studs-up challenge from Burnley’s Ashley Barnes. Reuters

Chelsea are to appeal against the red card shown to Nemanja Matic during Saturday’s 1-1 English Premier League draw with Burnley, according to Sky Sports.

Matic was sent off in the 70th minute at Stamford Bridge for his violent reaction to a studs-up challenge from Burnley’s Ashley Barnes.

“A criminal tackle. Matic is a very lucky guy,” said Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho after his midfield player escaped injury.

The 26-year-old Serbian international rushed at Barnes and pushed him to the ground but he was defended by his manager.

“Football is about emotions and clearly Nemanja Matic had a reason to lose his emotions,” Jose Mourinho said.

“What are the consequences of his push? Nothing. The consequence for Matic from the tackle? It could have been the end of his career.”

Chelsea must submit their appeal to the FA by 1300 GMT on Tuesday. Unless it succeeds, Matic will miss Sunday’s League Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

He will also be banned for Premier League matches against West Ham United and Southampton.

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    steve
    Feb 23, 2015 at 10:22 pm
    The media need to gets their facts correct, Matic run over to Barnes and pushed him in the shoulder from behind in aggressive manor, result should be a YELLOW CARD. Only if its Dangerous, out of control and with excessive force should a red be given. Yet again the media use adjective words to make matters worse
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      steve
      Feb 23, 2015 at 10:26 pm
      Media again. Violent reaction are your words, you make me laugh. Aggressive manor maybe which is a YELLOW CARD. Look up the rules before you print your rubbish.
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