• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Celtic appeal van Dijk's red card against Aberdeen

Neil Lennon has announced Celtic have appealed against the red card shown to Virgil van Dijk at Aberdeen, leaving the defender free to play in Saturday's Scottish Premiership clash with Inverness at Parkhead.

The Dutchman was dismissed by referee Craig Thomson after bringing down Peter Pawlett on the edge of the box during the 2-1 defeat at Pittodrie on Tuesday, one of several decisions made by the official which left the Hoops manager unhappy.

Speaking at the club's Lennoxtown training complex, Lennon said: "We are appealing because we think it is worthy of an appeal.

"My mind hasn't changed. I think Pawlett was going wider and I think Efe (Ambrose) could have got across to cover.

"We will see what the outcome will be.

"You just never know with these things. It is not like we are wasting anybody's time on it, we feel we have a decent case."

Contextual targeting label: 
Football

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

216145