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FA Reject Dabo Red Card Appeal

The Football Association has rejected City's appeal over Ousmane Dabo's sending off during Monday's 1-0 defeat at the hands of Reading.

Dabo was harshly shown a straight red card by referee Howard Webb following an aerial challenge with Steve Sidwell. Webb is gaining a bit of history with City having also sent off Jihai Sun in similar harsh circumstances in last year's FA Cup - I wonder if he's a closet Red by any chance ?

Most independent reports and the TV commentators agreed that the sending off was undeserved. As I predicted in my article earlier in the week, I was convinced the FA would not have the bottle to overturn a referee's decision, even though it was an obvious error, and sadly for us, my fears have been confirmed - shame on you FA !

City will now pay a heavy price as Dabo will serve a three-match suspension and miss the matches against Blackburn, Chesterfield in the Carling Cup and West Ham.

Dabo's red card was the second shown to a City player so far this season following Bernado Corradi's sending off at Stamford Bridge.

Are City being singled out for special treatment? It sure feels like it !

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Date:Thursday September 14 2006

Time: 9:32PM

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How can Thatcher get a yellow for the Mendes tackle and Dabo get a straight red for what was a nothing challenge - the FA are a disgrace !
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14/09/2006 21:36:00

There was not a single complaint from any of the Reading players regarding the challenge, how can the FA be so blinkered as not to realise the Referee had made a major mistake. It is time the FA were taken to task by the Premiership Chairmen for some of the absurd decisions taken against their Clubs.
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15/09/2006 10:07:00

I just read that Sidwell offered to speak on Dabo's behalf to say it should never have have been a caution. That makes the FA's decsion even worse. Who are are these faceless bunch of to**ers anyway ? They need to be identified and taken to task
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15/09/2006 10:43:00

the fa haven't got a clue, i'm sure they make decision using the paper,scissor stone game!!!!!
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15/09/2006 19:52:00


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