Watford defender Jose Holebas, who picked up a red card during his side's 4-1 defeat to West Ham on Sunday, has had his suspension overruled by the FA and will now be eligible to play in the Hornets FA Cup final clash with Manchester City on Saturday.
After the former Greece international was given his marching orders
Holebas has made 28 appearances for the Hornets in the Premier League this season and would have been left extremely frustrated if he were to miss what will be Watford's first FA Cup final in over 30 years.
After releasing an official statement on FA Spokesperson's twitter account, the decision read: "
“[Holebas] cannot miss the final for that reason. For that contact it is never, never a red card. He cannot miss the final for this.”— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) May 12, 2019
Javi's given his backing to José Holebas. pic.twitter.com/MEOziMp05E
Just as Gerard Deulofeu was able to close the margin to 2-1 shortly after half-time, Holebas was dismissed moments later as he brought down Michail Antonio who was darting towards the Watford penalty area. The Greek defender was dismissed in the 68th minute.