Marvin Zeegelaar: Watford defender's red card appeal rejected

Marvin Zeegelaar
Marvin Zeegelaar joined Watford from Sporting Lisbon for £2.75m

Watford defender Marvin Zeegelaar has had his appeal against the red card he received at Burnley on Saturday rejected.

The 27-year-old was dismissed for a two-footed challenge on Steven Defour in the Hornets' 1-0 defeat at Turf Moor.

The Dutchman will miss the club's festive fixtures against Crystal Palace, Huddersfield and Brighton.

"It was a harsh decision," Watford boss Marco Silva said on Saturday.

Speaking after the game, Silva added: "It's not a red, it changed everything, and after two or three minutes they scored."

Watford will look to win their first game in four when they take on Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

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