Marvin Zeegelaar: Watford defender's red card appeal rejected
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.