Wigan launch Sammon appeal after controversial sending off at Old Trafford
Wigan have appealed the red card shown to Conor Sammon in Monday”s 5-0 defeat by Manchester United.
The striker was shown a straight red after a seemingly innocuous-looking clash with Michael Carrick in the first half at Old Trafford.
Sent off: Conor Sammon leaves the pitch after being dismissed
Wigan are expecting to hear the outcome of their appeal by Friday at the latest, meaning Sammon could be available for Saturday”s clash at Stoke.
Manager Roberto Martinez said: “Conor Sammon did nothing wrong. You need to accept punishment when you do something wrong but this is a normal phase of play.
“The red card is the wrong call. It would be very difficult to see Conor missing for three games but we”ll have to wait and see.”
Marching orders: Sammon walks off (left) after Phil Dowd produced a red card
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson didn”t think it was a sending off offence, saying after the game: “I didn”t think it was intentional.
“He [Sammon] is a big, aggressive lad and he throws his body around a lot. He caught Michael across the face but it was the hand rather than the elbow.”