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Dons ponder Belson appeal
08 Oct 2008 - 08:55:19
MK Dons manager Roberto Di Matteo may launch an appeal against Flavien Belson's controversial dismissal in Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Bournemouth.
Last season's winners of the competition were eliminated at the second round stage by Darren Anderton's goal, but Di Matteo thought Belson's red card changed the course of the game.
The Italian said: "My view is that it wasn't a sending-off.
"It was a very harsh decision from the referee and by that decision he had an impact on the game which he should try not to have.
"Yes it was a foul, maybe even a yellow card but in my opinion it was never a red card. It was vicious and he didn't hurt the boy.
"We'll have a look at the video and see what the situation is."