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Wigan Athletic to consider appeal for Sam Morsy red card

Wigan Athletic to consider appeal for Sam Morsy red card

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Wigan manager Paul Cook has revealed that the club will consider appealing the red card that was shown to during Saturday’s defeat against Brentford.

The Egypt international was given his marching orders in the 58th minute when the Latics were 1-0 down at Brentford in the seventh fixture of the Championship.

Morsy received a straight red card after a clash of heads with Yoann Barbet, and the Wigan manager thinks it shouldn’t have been a red.

“On the sending-off, I have a little bit of a complaint if truth be told,” Cook said.

“I’m commenting without having seen it back, but I felt Sammy’s put his head in to win the ball, and obviously there’s been a clash of heads.

“If I’m wrong, I would apologise for that, because we certainly don’t want that sort of thing in the game.

“But I was also disappointed if truth be known with the reaction of the Brentford bench and the Brentford team.

“I feel the referee’s made a very quick decision to show the red without giving himself time to think.

“My genuine feeling was Sammy put his head in and there was a very accidental clash of heads.

“If it has happened the way I think I’ve seen it, then we would look to appeal it.

“But looking at the bigger picture on the day, Brentford were excellent and they were by far the best team we’ve met this season,” he added.

Wigan are currently 11th in the Championship with 10 points from seven games and their next game will be against 17th-placed Hull City on Tuesday.

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