HUDDERSFIELD Town's Alan Lee believes Keith Southern’s red card at Charlton should be rescinded.
Town were forced to play for 55 minutes at a numerical disadvantage after Surrey referee Lee Collins harshly dismissed the former Blackpool midfielder following a challenge with Michael Morrison.
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It was only the third red card of Southern’s 394-game career and leaves him facing a three-match suspension, starting away to Middlesbrough tomorrow.
Lee, who made a big impact as a substitute in the 1-1 draw, said: "We definitely merited a point. We were the better side and the team playing football until the sending off, which changed the game.
"I think it’s quite an obvious one to be rescinded. We’ve looked at the videos and there is absolutely nothing in it – it’s not even a free-kick in my view.
"The tackle was side on. He got the ball. Let’s say for argument’s sake he didn’t get the ball. It still wasn’t a dangerous tackle – his studs weren’t showing, his feet weren’t off the ground. He slid in from the side. Goodness knows what the ref was thinking.
"I think even their players were puzzled by it.
"It should be overturned, but then again, I found myself in the same situation last year (Lee was sent off during the 2-1 home win over Notts County) and it wasn’t.
"You just never know who is looking at these things."