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United Turn To The Last Chance In Fletcher's Case

UEFA general secretary David Taylor indicated to the press that a sepcial case might be considered if United asked UEFA to overturn Darren Fletcher's red card, given for a clean tackle on Cesc Fabregas.

Taylor admitted he had spoken to Sir Alex and had told him they would refer any written request to UEFA's disciplinary body.

Well, the club took this last chance: United lodged a request to UEFA. Press reports did not reveal the contents of the request but I believe the club based the argument on the overall discipline of Fletch, as well as on the fact that he intended to get the ball, there was no malicious intent and he DID get the ball.

Let's hope against hope he'll be allowed to play - even if it means that Barcelona left-back Eric Abidal's red will be overturned, too.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 7 2009

Time: 1:59PM

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Never a red card and it was an awful decision to send him off, I think it was a brilliantly timed tackle and in the circumstances he did very well to get the ball.
GThomas
Agree. And the referee should have considered we were 4-0 up on aggregate, with 15 minutes or so to go, and that if he got sent off, he'd miss the final. If he had any doubts at all, he shouldn't have given it. Arsenal couldn't have complained about it afterwards if they didn't get it because it wouldn't have changed the game (or result).
Man utd champions
On United, we seem to be coming into form at just the right time at the end of the seaon; Rooney and Ronaldo are both playing amazingly well and we had Tevez and Berbatov on the bench too. I'm hoping it'll all go smoothly from here on in.
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