Swansea opt against Ayew appeal

Swansea City will not appeal the red card shown to Jordan Ayew in the goalless draw against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

The Swans striker was dismissed in the 11th minute of the clash for a high tackle on Town skipper Jonathan Hogg, with the Ghana international catching the Terriers’ captain on the knee.


Swansea Manager, Carlos Carvalhal, questioned the decision immediately after the match, suggesting that Hogg had also left the ground in the tackle.


In the post-match press conference, the Portuguese boss said: “What my player did and what the Huddersfield player did was exactly the same in terms of position.

“It’s either a red card for both players, and not a red to any player. That’s my view on the video. What I saw on the pitch doesn’t look like a red card to me.”

But the Swans have “reluctantly” decided not to appeal the dismissal after deeming the risk of the FA extending the forward’s ban too high.

A club statement said: “Swansea City have reluctantly decided against appealing the red card shown to Jordan Ayew at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.


The forward will now miss the Swans’ next three games, which include the FA Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspur as well as Premier League ties with Manchester United and West Brom.


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