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  • Nickname:Seagulls
  • Founded:1901
  • Manager:Sami Hyypia
  • Ground:Amex Stadium
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Poyet decides against Virgo appeal

22 Feb 2010 - 16:20:48

Brighton boss Gus Poyet has decided not to appeal against Adam Virgo's red card in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Leeds United.

The Seagulls defender was dismissed with nine minutes left at Elland Road after fouling United midfielder Max Gradel and will be suspended for the next four matches.

Poyet said: "I asked Adam what he thought because sometimes it is good if the player gives his opinion as well. He might see it in a different way.

"But we all agree that it isn't a good option to appeal. Not because of the danger of the tackle, but because it was a spectacular looking tackle. I'm sure that the player from Leeds doesn't even have a bruise.

"Adam's tackle never endangered the player, but that's what the report will say because that's what the rules say in the book. It's a reckless tackle and that's what the referee will put.

"But it was spectacular, so we have to take it on the chin and accept the four-game ban."


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