Stoke appeal against Rory Delap red card
Monday 20 February 2012
Stoke have appealed against Rory Delap's red card in yesterday's FA Cup win over Crawley.
Delap was dismissed in the first half for a sliding challenge on Crawley's David Hunt, though his team-mates were still able to record a 2-0 win over the npower League Two side.
Potters boss Tony Pulis was visibly frustrated by the red card and the club have quickly decided to appeal in the hope of overturning the Irishman's three-match ban.
A statement on the club's official website, www.stokecityfc.com, read: "After studying television replays of the incident, City have now notified the Football Association that they will be appealing against the dismissal.
"The club now have 24 hours to present their evidence to the FA in the hope that the midfielder's three-match suspension will be overturned."
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