Search

Leyton Orient appeal Robbie Weir’s red card against Plymouth Argyle

PUBLISHED: 13:35 29 September 2016 | UPDATED: 13:35 29 September 2016

Leyton Orient's Robbie Weir is sent off in the first minute of their match against Plymouth (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Leyton Orient's Robbie Weir is sent off in the first minute of their match against Plymouth (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Simon O'Connor Photography

Andy Edwards will hope FA can overturn decision by referee Charles Breakspear on Tuesday night

Leyton Orient have appealed Robbie Weir’s red card from Tuesday night’s League Two match with Plymouth Argyle.

The 27-year-old was sent off inside the opening minute of the clash for catching Ben Purrington late and near the touchline.

Referee Charles Breakspear wasted no time in pulling out the red card much to the disappointment of O’s interim boss Andy Edwards.

Edwards insisted after the 2-0 defeat that Weir didn’t deserve to be sent off, but wasn’t sure if they would appeal the decision.

A statement on the official club website this afternoon, however, read: “The club can confirm they have appealed the sending off of skipper Robbie Weir.

“The O’s captain was sent off in the first minute of Tuesday night’s 2-0 defeat against Plymouth Argyle for a challenge on the Pilgrims Ben Purrington. The club are now awaiting the decision of the FA.”

Although on second reflection Weir’s red card was harsh, it remains to be seen whether it will be overturned.

Last season’s captain Mathieu Baudry was sent off at Oxford United for a late tackle on Kemar Roofe in stoppage time.

It was a surprising decision at the time and while replays showed it was only really worthy of a yellow, the FA upheld the decision.

With Liam Kelly and Nigel Atangana both coming off with injuries on Tuesday night, it would be a big boost for Edwards if Weir’s red card was overturned.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 17:04

League Two: Stevenage 0 Leyton Orient 2

Premier League: West Ham United 1 Manchester City 1

Fri, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has revealed he spoke with former O’s striker and now Stevenage boss Alex Revell frequently during the original Covid-19 lockdown as they now go head-to-head this weekend.

Wed, 14:00

Sporting Bengal United manager Imrul Gazi is feeling confident after two big wins to correct their slow start to the new Essex Senior League season.

Wed, 12:00

Wapping men secured a 4-2 victory over Bromley and Beckenham to make it three consecutive wins in the Conference East League.

Wed, 09:27

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton was ‘pleased’ for his squad to bounce back to winning ways as they put in a much-better team performance.

Tue, 22:36

League Two: Tranmere Rovers 0 Leyton Orient 1

Tue, 15:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye gives his views on the club’s comeback away to rivals Tottenham and believes Fulham is the next big test with Manchester City and Liverpool on the horizon.

PROMOTED CONTENT

With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Latest from the East London Advertiser