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Evra: Kitson Worthy Of Red Card

Patrice Evra believes Kitson's studs-first tackle on him warranted dismissal in yesterday's Premiership opener.

The red-headed striker spent an amazing 37 seconds on the pitch after coming on for Kevin Doyle and his late, late tackle on Evra earned a red card for him.

The victim, our French defender (winger?) claims the dismissal was nothing more than what Kitson deserved.

'I went to kick the ball and I just saw his foot coming towards me,' he said.

'I don't understand why he did it. It was very bad. It is the right decision to send him off.'

The thing is, that I think we've seen worse tackles than that - but it's still true that Kitson did not even try to play the ball, he went for Evra's leg.

However, as I said, it had made no difference: Doyle failed to touch the ball more than three times during the game and a similar fate would have awaited Kitson as United camped in the Reading half for the entire game.

Twenty-two shots against three - a striker's dismissal meant absolutely nothing in such circumstances.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 13 2007

Time: 10:15AM

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according to the official fifa "laws of the game",it was a red card. However, also according to these laws, a direct freekick should be awarded for obstruction. that means that when a defender shields the ball out, as it rolls off for a goal kick, inside the penalty area, then a penalty should be given. Laws are there to be broken, and we all know that what makes the EPL so exciting is the physical aspect of it. therefore, despite what the law says, i say no red card.
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13/08/2007 18:12:00

my immediate reaction was red card, but then I realised it was Kitson, who had only just come on, so maybe the benefit of the doubt should have been given to him. Even though the laws say red, i still think it was harsh looking back at it, as many players will commit fouls like that throughout the season and only get yellows. If you watch a replay of it though, it was the linesman, who said to send him off. look out for him next time you see it.
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