Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri will serve a one-match ban following the controversial red card he received last time out, after picking up a second yellow card as the team celebrated an injury-time equaliser against Rotherham.
In the 10th minute of added time, Dominic Iorfa popped up with the goal that salvaged a point for Steve Bruce’s side that led to wild celebrations between players and away fans, but the joy was cut short when Forestieri got his marching orders for ‘high fiving’ a fan.
So with Forestieri set to miss Wednesday’s clash with Swansea at Hillsborough this weekend, is it fair that he has picked up a ban?
“After the red card this was always going to be the outcome, however harsh it seems.
“For me, they need to look at the rules because the red card in itself was a farce.
“Steve Bruce will just be grateful his side have little to play for.”
“The game’s gone.
“A ban for that? Utterly ridiculous.
“Soon you’ll get a ban for saying hello to a steward or getting your sponsor’s name dirty on the shirt.”
“It’s a shambles.
“The foul on him in the first half wasn’t worthy of a ban nor a card, but celebrating with fans is?
“It’s so bizarre.”
“The game is dead if you are getting booked for high-giving a fan after a last-minute equaliser.
“It’s obviously the law that you can’t appeal second yellow cards, but the referee’s decision to book him is nonsensical.
“Utterly unfathomable – but rules are rules.”
“What a joke of a decision this is.
“He didn’t do anything wrong, and he’s been wrongly punished.
“It’s an absolute farce, and I was shocked to hear the verdict today.
“Why are referees incorrect decisions going unpunished – it’s a complete joke.”