Motherwell confirm Cedric Kipre red card appeal

Motherwell have announced that they will appeal the red card shown to Cedric Kipre against Celtic on Sunday.

Craig Thomson gives Cedric Kipre his marching orders. Picture: SNS Group
Craig Thomson gives Cedric Kipre his marching orders. Picture: SNS Group

The defender received a straight red by referee Craig Thomson in the first half of the goalless draw at Fir Park following a clash with Scott Brown.

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Manager Stephen Robinson admitted after the match that Kipre was left “distraught” following the decision, and said it “definitely wasn’t a red card” following the incident, which saw the French centre-back appear to flick out at the Hoops skipper and make little contact.

The club confirmed on Monday morning that they would be challenging the decision, announcing on their website: “The club believes this is a case of wrongful dismissal and, having submitted a Player Reference to the Scottish FA on behalf of the player, the matter will now go to a fast track tribunal.

“The principal hearing will take place on Thursday 22 March 2018.”

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