Redknapp blasts 'flawed system' as Spurs can do nothing over Palacios red
09 April 2009 04:42
Harry Redknapp has hit out at the 'crazy' rules that will prevent Wilson Palacios from playing for Tottenham against West Ham on Saturday. Spurs manager Redknapp is unhappy that he cannot appeal against midfielder Palacios's dismissal against Blackburn last weekend because he received two yellow cards - not a straight red.
Barclays Premier League teams can only appeal against red cards. Palacios controversially received a second yellow at Ewood Park for a foul on David Dunn.Redknapp said: 'It's a flawed system that you can't appeal against a yellow card when it's blatantly wrong. It's crazy. Surely you can look at that and say "it's a wrong decision, it shouldn't count"'.
Tottenham have been boosted by news that Ledley King and Aaron Lennon will be back in training tomorrow although they were out of action at Spurs' training ground this morning. Alan Hutton will play tonight in a reserve match against Arsenal at Barnet.