Motherwell: Stephen McManus red card ruled incorrect

Motherwell's Stephen McManus protests his innocence to referee Willie Collum
Motherwell's Stephen McManus protests his innocence to referee Willie Collum

Motherwell defender Stephen McManus has won his appeal against the red card he was shown against Aberdeen on Sunday.

Referee Willie Collum dismissed the 32-year-old for stopping a Jonny Hayes shot on the line, awarding a penalty which was converted in a 2-0 Dons win.

A Scottish FA judicial panel ruled in favour of the player on Thursday.

"I was bitterly disappointed and frustrated to be red carded, but I do also accept that mistakes happen and are part of the game," said McManus.

Talking to the Fir Park club's website, he added: "I am obviously pleased the red card has been rescinded and I very much look forward to Saturday's game against Dundee."

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