This absolutely must be posted. Salut! Sunderland’s gut reaction to Max Power’s sending off at Walsall was along the lines of “what an idiot”. Well some of those connected with the site – and many more beyond it – thought so, anyway.
But now the red card has been shown to have been a miscarriage of justice and has been rescinded. The appeal many said would be a waste of time succeeded. Jack Ross’s defence of the player is vindicated. Power is 100 per cent cleared. Another black stain on the reputation of League One referees.
Here is how our pal Oscar Chamberlain reports the matter at safc.com:
Following a successful appeal to the Football Association, the red card Max Power was awarded in Sunderland AFC’s game against Walsall has been rescinded.
As a result, the midfielder will not serve a suspension and will be available for selection when the Black Cats take on Barnsley at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday evening.
Speaking about the decision, Jack Ross said: ‘First and foremost I’m pleased for Max.
‘I was fairly passionate in my opinion on it post-match, and nothing’s changed in that respect, so I’m grateful that those who have looked at the appeal at the FA have seen it in the same light.
‘Max is a strong character and he’s entirely determined to be successful here, but I imagine this will just give him that extra little bit of motivation to prove to people why he’s at this club.’