West Bromwich Albion gave every fan some New Year cheer as the Football Association confirmed on New Year’s Eve that our appeal over Jay Rodriguez’s sending off against Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday had been upheld.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 31, 2018
The 29-year-old striker was dismissed for violent conduct in the 63rd minute of the game, but we still battled back to take a point at The Hawthorns from the affair with a late stoppage-time leveller.
The club appealed the straight red card on the basis of wrongful dismissal and the Independent Regulatory Commission upheld that appeal and the player will now not face an automatic three-game ban – but as ever you’d expect nothing to be done about the referee who could’ve cost us a point or even more had we had the full complement of men on the pitch for the final 30 minutes.
He comes immediately back into head coach Darren Moore’s plans for today’s clash against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
Got a 30 min rest against Wednesday, perfect for tomorrow
— Ryan ☃️ (@ryannwbafc) December 31, 2018
Common sense prevails. That awful ref should receive a 3 game ban.
— Dave Neale (@baggiedave70) December 31, 2018
Excellent now go and score a hat full tomorrow #happynewyearallboingboing
— Lee Manning (@manno29) December 31, 2018
Very good news. But did that extremely poor decision cost us 2 points?
— John (@sempertefallant) December 31, 2018
— steven roper (@steafan_Antaine) December 31, 2018
My 7 year old daughter is over the moon about this, travelling from Cornwall to watch the baggies this week and she was gutted she may not see her favourite player
— Mike Greer (@mrpieuk2008) December 31, 2018