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DG’s big Kouyate optimism

sentoffkouyateDavid Gold believes the club has an outstanding chance of getting Chiek Kouyate’s red card overturned.

The co-chairman is a cautious man when making big judgement calls of this kind but is clearly pretty well assured in his mind that the possibility of an FA fine is well worth the risk on this occasion.

As explained in an earlier story the midfielder as sent off for denying Rovers what the referee believed was a clear goalscoring opportunity but the ball had clearly run away from Adam Henley at the time.

And DG made it clear immediately after the game that the club intended to appeal the red and later – when asked by a follower on Twitter whether it was worth it given the possibility of another fine – he even gave an assessment of the odds.

That is very unlike the co-chairman but he said: “I think we have a very good case better than 50-50. dg”

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One comment on “DG’s big Kouyate optimism

  1. Unless the panel is stupid it’s more like a 90/10,you don’t even have to watch it twice to see the ref made a big mistake,Kouyate had not made a bad tackle all day,
    He never made contact,it was not a goal scoring chance,
    He was not even the last man if you look across the line and the angle the ball was running,
    The ref just wanted to even the game up as many do when they send someone off,
    No brainer overturned straight away

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