Smith set to face Cardiff after successful red card appeal

© Nicky Hayes
© Nicky Hayes

MILLWALL have been successful in their appeal against the red card shown to right-back Adam Smith in the 2-1 defeat to Barnsley.

Smith was dismissed by referee Trevor Kettle following a seemingly-innocuous tackle on midfielder David Perkins, which Tykes boss Keith Hill described afterwards as "well-timed".

But the decision was reversed by the Football Association during an appeal hearing at Wembley on Thursday afternoon.

As a result, Smith will not serve a three-match ban and will retain his place in the Lions' side to face Cardiff City on Saturday.

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6 thoughts on “Smith set to face Cardiff after successful red card appeal

  • December 27, 2012 at 15:16
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    Great News!! shoudl never of got the red in the first place - it was a very good challenge!

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  • December 27, 2012 at 15:51
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    I wonder if they will give us the opportunity to replay the game?! Them 3 dropped points could be the difference in a play offs place come end of season.

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    • December 27, 2012 at 16:15
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      Note, it was only AFTER the sending off we finally starting playing some football...

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  • December 27, 2012 at 17:33
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    Yeah but also if Henderson didnt decide to play the big I am we would have won comfortably when trotter slotted pen away. Henderson shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the penalty spot unless its to head home a cross. Worst penalty taker I've seen.

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  • December 27, 2012 at 18:10
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    I believe we would have won had Smith not been sent off! Awful decision, ref can't give it unless he's 100 percent sure - their player wasn't hurt, their players didn't react, it was right in front of their bench and they didn't react - we need better refs in the Championship. I know everyone makes mistakes and that they only get to see it once in real time and that we have to accept as the laws stand, but that decision wasn't even close - for the record, I didn't think it was a penalty either - he obviously wanted to be on telly!!

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  • December 27, 2012 at 22:16
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    Great news for the WALL

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