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CLUB: Red card decision overturned

Toure cleared by FA Panel

3 September 2020

Carlisle United Football Club can confirm that the red card shown to striker Gime Touré on Tuesday night has been overturned on review by an FA panel this afternoon.

Touré, who scored his first goal for the club in the first half of the game against Fleetwood Town on Tuesday night, was shown a straight red almost on the stroke of full time after a foul had been given for his challenge on Town winger Wes Burns.

Having reviewed the footage, it was clear to the club that there was no intent at all on the part of Touré to connect with the opposition player when he kicked out in frustration at the initial decision to award the free kick.

The FA Panel agreed with the submission made by the club, and the three-match EFL Trophy suspension which accompanied the decision has now been rescinded.

Manager Chris Beech said: “We lodged the appeal because it was clear that Gime had absolutely no thought in his mind of kicking out at the player.

“We’re really pleased that the panel have also seen that, and that the red card has subsequently been chalked off.

"It’s one we can move on from as we now keep our full focus on the Carabao Cup game at the weekend.”

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