Upson apologises to Millwall fans for "stupid" sending off

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ED Upson has apologised for getting sent off against Wigan last night – admitting "the emotion of the game" got the better of him.

The midfielder will miss three of Millwall's four remaining fixtures through suspenion after pushing Jason Pearce in the face.

Pearce was himself red carded for a late tackle on Aiden O'Brien and Upson raised his hands instinctively in defence of his teammate.

Interim boss Neil Harris refuses to critcise Upson's actions, saying:

"I can't ask for passion, commitment, tackles and challenges, and then moan at one of my players for looking after one of his own."

And Upson wrote on Twitter:

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38 thoughts on “Upson apologises to Millwall fans for "stupid" sending off

  • April 15, 2015 at 14:58
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    one of your best games Ed but we want passion and all the lads showed what is expected from a wall team only thing is you should have punched him not push him

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  • April 15, 2015 at 15:04
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    Don't worry Ed - you alone more than any player has proved that the clown had no idea what he was doing.You never moaned or bleated when treated badly by the muppet and together with Aiden you have given your all to the cause - against Watford i thought you were immense.... Sleep easy whatever division we are in next year you are one of the players who can look in a mirror and be proud

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    • April 15, 2015 at 15:29
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      @n3lion: very true, i cant believe coco wouldnt pick him every week, actually yes i can .

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  • April 15, 2015 at 15:05
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    Protecting one of your own Ed thats the Millwall way....Think youve learnt a lot under Bomber already LOL

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  • April 15, 2015 at 15:15
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    No need to apologise, Ed. You have been our best player in the last few games and it's good to see team spirit and passion back

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  • April 15, 2015 at 15:32
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    Really didn't think it warranted a red card. It's a shame you now won't be available until the last game of the season.

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  • April 15, 2015 at 15:49
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    Don't worry Ed you was looking after one of your own.
    For that I salute you.

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  • April 15, 2015 at 16:02
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    No apology needed Ed, we are one & stick together as one , didn't think it warranted a red card anyway , head up chap & be proud of yourself , we are

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  • April 15, 2015 at 16:41
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    Seemed a little harsh to me but im sure the fact it was about to be 11 against 9 never helped the refs decision , still gutted though as your attitude and performances of late have been first class .

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  • April 15, 2015 at 16:45
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    Just a thought ... Millwall put in a performance that we are all proud of & is second to none this season , Fulham beat those child melesting northern tw*ts tonight , FA committee deduct those northern gits of 3 points tomorrow , Carlsberg is probably the best lager in the world & we are Millwall & no one likes us & we don't care - what a great week

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  • April 15, 2015 at 17:02
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    How does it work if Rovverum get deducted 3 points ?
    Do Brighton get them ?
    what about goal difference do they take Rovverums away and award goals to Brighton and take them off of Rovverum ?
    If so can they give Brighton 5 and take them off of Rovverum that would help our goal difference between us and them lol

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  • April 15, 2015 at 19:07
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    We obviously could have done with Upson not getting sent off, with Williams set to be out injured, but you can't knock his passion. I'm more fed up with the pie eaters management and supporters claiming our players were dirty and the ref gave us all the decisions, because of us lot, certainly sounds like sour grapes to me. To be fair, they did play the prettier football at first, but both sets of players were getting a bit naughty at times, I think a lot of 50/50 decisions were still going against us. The match officials are still trying to show how tough they are, by not being swayed by the famous Lion's roar and this was evident once again last night. Fortunately, Bomber's Lions seem to thrive on our somewhat volatile atmosphere. How a team like Wigan must envy that sort of backing, well hard luck, because we are Millwall, super Millwall, we are Millwall from The Den.

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  • April 15, 2015 at 19:29
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    Dont worry ed we are so pround 4 what u done should of deck him instead u show your passion and that what MILLWALL all about NOLU, WDC should of been a yellow instead that was he 1st foul aswell the ref was a w***** didnt no what 2 do dont give up your day job ref

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  • April 15, 2015 at 20:09
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    Maggie gueye has been immense recently have him and Martin on wings and have jimmy and I guess Bailey in centre. But noticed recently that gueye is a quality super sub so maybe start panic Cowan hall

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  • April 15, 2015 at 22:08
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    Just listened to the Foolam v Rovverum game and Rovverum absolutly tore Foolam apart could have been 3 up at half time,,But well done to Foolham somehow managed to nick 2 points off of them.... COYL capitalise on this and lets go and beat the Cardiff..

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    • April 15, 2015 at 22:21
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      @MIGHTY: That's a bad result for us tonight. One of them had to win. Now, having looked at the remaining fixtures it's like this-
      Fulham-- Blackpool (a) Boro (h) Norwich (a) So hopefully a maximum of one point which puts them on 47
      Rotherham--Norwich (h) Reading (h) Leeds (a) I can see then getting 4 points so for them 48.
      Allowing for the fact that those estimated points don't include their superior goal difference that means, and soley based on my own estimation, that Fulham 'techinally' end up with 48 and Rotherham 49*
      * Not including any points deduction.
      Which means that we have to get 10 points from a possible 12 which also means we can't lose a game.
      Christ, what a game of snakes and ladders.

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      • April 15, 2015 at 22:35
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        @NICKOLA:NICKOLA
        Glass half empty and and half full comes to mind.
        staying up has been completly out of our hands if others win there is nothing we can do about it.But now once Rotherham get their 3 point deduction we are 2 points behind with a game in hand.So now staying up is in our own hands if we win theres nothing they (Rotherham) can do about it.
        i think your glass is half empty whilst mine is half full LOL

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        • April 15, 2015 at 22:44
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          @MIGHTY: My philosophy is if your galss is half empty you get it refilled. I only based that scenario on current form. If Millwall, Fulham and Rotherham all win their games we get relegated but that's very unlikely to happen. There is a window there but it's up to us to keep the pressure on. Maybe Rotherham will get deducted 3 points but I think it unlikely. Based on my predictions, we need 10 points from a possible 12. Who knows, once Reading are out of the FA cup they'll go for it and take all 3 points from Rotherham and boro and Norwich, having secured eother promotion or a play-off position will rest key players. That's the problem, nobody knows.

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      • April 15, 2015 at 22:43
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        @NICKOLA: a bad result would have been a Rotherham win.

        I think we will need that 3 point deduction for the ineligible player for us to have a realistic chance of staying up.

        Would bring them within 2 pts of us and we would still have a game in hand. That's a realistic gap to make up with 4 games to play.

        Would forget about catching Fulham.

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      • April 15, 2015 at 22:51
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        @NICKOLA: I think your points predictions are pretty spot on but the biggest driver for our survival is that if we win on Saturday and Tuesday we are out of the bottom three and a point ahead of Rotherham before they play their next game vs Norwich and before any points deduction. If we could pull off two wins it puts all the pressure on Rotherham to better our result v Derby when they play Norwich and if they don't we take it to the last day when as we all know anything can happen. I'm still dreading my early season prediction coming true and that KJ sends us down on the last day of the season.

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        • April 15, 2015 at 22:59
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          @lion.ie: Yes, I remember your prediction. Well done. You might be right but think we'll stay up. I really do.

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      • April 15, 2015 at 22:53
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        @NICKOLA: we cant stay up without a deduction i think thats a given

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  • April 15, 2015 at 22:48
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    One in all in...showed passion which is a positive

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  • April 15, 2015 at 22:53
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    If rotherham dont get a 3 point deduction then we will have been cheated they have set a presidence that they must maintain, you cant have 1 rule for one and 1 rule for another.
    If we can beat Cardiff then all we have to do is match or better Rotherhams results for the last 3 games which is very do able

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    • April 16, 2015 at 08:31
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      @MIGHTY: There's just no way footballing authorities are going to be kind to us. I hope I am wrong.

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    • April 17, 2015 at 08:39
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      @MIGHTY: If Rotherham do not get a points deduction then almost certainly court proceedings will follow!

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  • April 16, 2015 at 08:05
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    "I'm sorry for a stupid sending off. I understand that if you're gonna get a straight red, pushing is not the way to do it. I should have broken his legs". There's an apology I'd have preferred

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  • April 16, 2015 at 08:29
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32213840
    Fulham 1 - 1 Rotherham

    We are targeting Rotherham, but if Fulham go on a run of losses you never know. Not a bad result.

    Read Steve Evans' sour grapes comments at the end of the bbc report. You won't get Harris being this immature.

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    • April 16, 2015 at 09:09
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      @SE14: The fact that Steve Evans has 'previous' for cheating should not be ignored.
      When he was manager of Boston United they cheated their way into the league. Evans was given a suspended prison sentence and banned by the league for 20 months.
      Evans has previous, Millwall should bang on about this in order to secure the points deduction

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  • April 16, 2015 at 09:00
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    Facts
    The FA won't decide on the Rotherham issue until the latest time possible - they will wait until Wall cannot catch them - then they are snookered if Wall go above Rotherham say last games or can catch them. If Rotherham save last match then they will deduct the 3 points.

    Then the FA will ensure that we will have the most diabolical ref for our match - sending off, pen against etc etc.

    THAT's WHY WE ARE MILLWALL - F...K EM ALL - THE LONG THE SHORT AND THE TALL.......COYL

    AS KEVIN KEEGAN SAID I WOULD JUST LOVE IT IF WE CAN STAY UP YES I WOULD REALLY LOVE IT OR WORDS LIKE THAT.............................. sat massive match - but winnable Wall 1-0 - Gregory pen.

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  • April 16, 2015 at 17:15
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    What makes it worse is that the wigan player has had is red card binned....on appeal
    sky sports news

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  • April 16, 2015 at 22:36
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    Next time, if you're going to get a red card anyway, give the geezer a proper smack in the mush.

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