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CLUB: No appeal against Devitt red card

No appeal against Devitt red card

13 February 2019

Carlisle United Football Club can confirm that an appeal will not be lodged against Jamie Devitt’s red card received during the first half of Tuesday night’s away game at Gresty Road.

After a review of the footage this morning, manager Steven Pressley said: “We know it’s not in Jamie’s character to do anything of that kind but, unfortunately, the angle of the footage we have did not give us a conclusive view where we felt we could prove Jamie was innocent.

“We asked Crewe for the footage they have from a different angle, but they sent us the same footage we’d already received from the EFL.

“We were desperate to get that footage from a different angle, because we felt it would prove Jamie’s innocence, but we didn’t receive it in time to lodge an appeal.”

“Like I’ve said, the TV angle doesn’t provide us with conclusive evidence of his innocence, and unless we can present a strong case it becomes impossible to get it overturned, even if you know that the player has done no wrong,” he added.

 “We trust Dev, we’d love to prove his innocence, but unfortunately we do not have the footage to support it and we do not want to put him in a position where his suspension could be extended further.”

Jamie Devitt will now serve a three game suspension. 

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