January 9, 2017
Chelsea To Appeal Terry Red Card (Sky Sports)
have appealed John Terry’s red card in Sunday's 4-1 FA Cup win over
Peterborough, according to Sky sources.
The club captain was given his marching orders after a foul on Posh striker
Lee Angol in the 66th minute, although the home side were already on their
way to victory.
As Angol raced towards goal, Terry clipped him to send him tumbling over the
legs of the defender, instantly appealing to referee Kevin Friend for
clemency in the aftermath.
However, his appeals fell on deaf ears as the referee produced the card to
send Terry off, marring his 50th FA Cup start for the Blues.
After the match, Blues head coach Antonio Conte said: "You have to respect
the decision, but in this case maybe we will do an appeal for this
And Terry himself took to Instagram to confirm the club will appeal the
Terry wrote: "What a great feeling being back on the pitch today, albeit
only for 67 mins after my red card which I will be appealing and hope the FA
and the ref will look at it and realise I didn't touch Lee Angol."
If Chelsea's appeal is not successful, Terry will be suspended for their
Premier League trip to champions Leicester on January 14. A hearing
regarding the decision is expected to take place on Tuesday.