Sbragia wants red card rescinded

23 March 2009 08:16
Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia is hoping George McCartney's red card against Manchester City will be overturned. McCartney was dismissed after just 14 minutes of Sunday's 1-0 defeat at the City of Manchester Stadium after pulling back Shaun Wright-Phillips. The City winger was chasing a long pass when the incident occurred, with the ball running through to Sunderland keeper Marton Fulop. Sbragia was unhappy with the decision, believing that Wright-Phillips would not have reached the ball before Fulop. The Black Cats chief is now keen for referee Steve Tanner to review the incident and rescind the red card in order for McCartney to avoid a suspension. "He made some sort of contact, but I thought the keeper already had the ball in his hands," said Sbragia. "He was never going to get the ball. "The ref ummed and aah'd and took the decision to send the player off. "It changed the game and I hope he will look at it and rescind the red card."

Source: SKY_Sports