Scunthorpe win appeal to rescind van Veen's red card against Cobblers

Scunthorpe United have successfully appealed the red card handed out to Kevin van Veen during Tuesday's defeat to the Cobblers.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 4:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th January 2020, 4:36 pm
Kevin van Veen

Van Veen, a former Town player, was sent off by referee Sam Purkiss for alleged violent conduct on 37 minutes after pushing Cobblers captain Charlie Goode in the chest.

The striker would have faced a three-game ban but Scunthorpe lodged an appeal on Thursday morning and the red card has been overturned, meaning he's available to play against Crawley Town on Saturday.

Scunthorpe, who have appointed Russ Wilcox as caretaker manager following Paul Hurst's sacking, lost the game 3-0 after Vadaine Oliver scored a brace and Sam Hoskins netted a late penalty.

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Hurst, who was in charge at the time, said afterwards: "It's pathetic. Kevin shouldn't push him, first and foremost, because he gives the ref a decision to make.

"We talk about honesty in the game but Charlie pretends to be pushed in the face and he gives a red card. It's very soft.

"I'm not happy with Kevin for reacting but I have to say it wasn't the only decision the ref got wrong tonight."