Manchester United are ready to appeal the red that was issued to Casemiro in the game against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Although Erik ten Hag admitted Casemiro ”crossed the line” with the clash with Hughes, he still maintains the red card was undeserved.
The Manchester United manager confirmed on Saturday that they would consider appealing Casemiro’s red card after the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.
Casemiro was sent off in the 70th minutes after he was spotted in a VAR footage seemining to grab the neck of Crystal Palace defender Will Hughes.
From the footage, Casemiro’s two hands appeared to be on the neck of Hughes, and after VAR check, he was red carded, reducing Manchester United to 10 men.
Thanks to Marcus Rashford who had doubled the club’s 1-0 lead before the disaster, the Red Devils would have been forced to drop another two points against Crystal Palace after Schlupp got one back for the visitors after the red card.
Casemiro’s red card dominated the headlines after the game, with Manchester United fans fuming at referee Andre Mariner’s for a poor judgement of the situation before issuing the card.
After Manchester United’s second goal, a melee broke out between players from both sides following Schlupp’s strong challenge on Antony.
Casemiro was among Manchester United players who reacted angrily to Jeffrey Schlupp’s tackle on Antony. Players from both sides rushed to the scene and Casemiro seem to grab Will Hughes by the neck.
After taking a look at the pitchside mirror, referee Andre Mariner judged Casemiro’s action as violent and sent off the former Real Madrid star.
Now, an alternative angle to the footage showed that the United midfielder had got hold of Hughes’ shirt collar rather than his neck, and Erik Ten Hag has confirmed the club will consider appealing the decision.
Casemiro was set to miss Manchester United’s next two fixtures, but if the club acts swiftly, the midfield sensation can return to action. However, there are risks involved in appealing Andre Mariner’s decision.
What does the rules say?
Manchester United can file an appeal against Casemiro’s red under the “wrongful dismissal” category since Casemiro was issued with a straight red not two yellow cards. There are no provisions for appeal if players are sent off after two yellow cards.
The club must appeal within two days of the incident and if they lose the appeal, Casemiro will end up serving one more additional suspension to the two he has bagged after the red card.
This means Casemiro will end up serving three match ban instead of the normal two match ban he picked after the red card.
Manchester United host Leeds United on Wednesday, and Marcel Sabitzer could be forced to make his debut if Casemiro’s red card is not overturned.