Brown red card rescinded

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by Stuart Vose

Defender available for Villa trip.

Following an appeal by the club, the red card shown to Wes Brown during last Saturday’s game against Stoke has been rescinded by an FA panel.

“Of course it was hugely frustrating to have Wes sent off, but we accept that officials are only human and like everyone, they can make mistakes

- Gus Poyet

Reacting to the decision, head coach Gus Poyet said: “I would like to express my thanks to the panel for giving the matter their consideration. Naturally we are delighted with their decision, which is fair and just.

“I have spoken with Mike Riley (manager of the PGMOL) and whilst the details of our conversation will remain private, I am satisfied with today’s outcome.

“Of course it was hugely frustrating to have Wes sent off, but we accept that officials are only human and like everyone, they can make mistakes. 

"Having the red card rescinded today goes some way to rectifying the error and we are delighted to have Wes available for Saturday’s game at Aston Villa.”