Leeds United appeal Matt Smith red card

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Leeds manager Brian McDermott will appeal against the red card striker Matt Smith received in Saturday’s 6-0 thrashing at Sheffield Wednesday.

The 6ft 6in forward (pictured) was a half-time substitute but was sent off inside the first minute of the restart by Lee Probert after colliding with Reda Johnson.

Smith was shown a straight red card and if the appeal is unsuccessful he will serve a three-game ban, starting with next week’s home game against Leicester.

“It wasn’t a sending off,” said McDermott, who revealed he had spoken with Probert about the dismissal.

“There’s no way that’s a sending off. Matt caught him but he was trying to make an honest challenge.

“I didn’t think it was a booking quite frankly and the referee’s got to look at it. They have to rescind it and if they don’t, it’s not right.”

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3:53pm Tue 14 Jan 14

we'recitynotbradford says...

You can probably guess from my name that I am NOT a L666s United fan - but even I could see that it wasn't a sending off - in fact, the worst decision I've seen this year.

Thank god it's not my real name showing!!
You can probably guess from my name that I am NOT a L666s United fan - but even I could see that it wasn't a sending off - in fact, the worst decision I've seen this year. Thank god it's not my real name showing!! we'recitynotbradford

7:39pm Tue 21 Jan 14

RollemRockets says...

was this appeal a success? I've heard nothing about it.
was this appeal a success? I've heard nothing about it. RollemRockets

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