Motherwell to appeal against Richard Tait booking for simulation

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Was referee Barry Cook right to book Motherwell's Richard Tait for diving?

Motherwell are to appeal against the yellow card for alleged simulation shown to Richard Tait during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Hibernian.

The 27-year-old full-back was booked by referee Barry Cook after going down under Marvin Bartley 15th-minute challenge at Easter Road.

Well had been hoping for a penalty with the scores level at 0-0.

Cook had already waved away Hibs' claims for a penalty when Anthony Stokes went down in the box.

The referee then booked Tait despite Well's shouts for a spot kick before Stokes opened the scoring when a penalty was eventually awarded after Charles Dunne challenged Martin Boyle.

Tait played the whole 90 minutes as Stephen Robinson's side came from two goals behind to pick up a point.

Well remain one point and one place above Hibs in fifth place.

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