Sports News of Sun, 11 Mar 20187
Swansea consider appeal against Ayew's red card
Swansea boss Carlos Caralhal will consider launching an appeal against Jordan Ayew's red card at Huddersfield Town.
The Swans claimed a creditable goalless draw at the John Smith’s Stadium despite losing Ayew after just 11 minutes.
Ayew saw red after challenging for the ball with Huddersfield captain Jonathan Hogg. He is facing a three-match ban after referee Michael Oliver opted to dismiss him, apparently after taking advice from fourth official Jon Moss.
And Carvalhal feels the Swans may have grounds for an appeal.
“It was right in front of me,” he said.
“I don’t usually talk about refereeing decisions, but I think this one was from the fourth official.
“To me, it was not a red card. I thought that at the time and I think the same after watching the video.
“Two players fought very hard for the ball and their feet were in exactly the same position. They were both fighting for the ball.
“If it’s a red card to one then it should be a red card to both of them. I think Jordan slipped a little on the pitch and their player did the same. They were like two bulls colliding.
“We will analyse it and see if we have reason to appeal. Let’s see.”
Unless there is a successful appeal, Ayew will miss next week’s FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham as well as the Premier League trips to Manchester United and West Brom.
Ayew has been Swansea's best player this year, having scooped the player of the month awards for January and February.
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