Wolves are reportedly going to be submitting video evidence to prove Matheus Nunes’ innocence, but will likely not appeal against Jonny Castro Otto’s red card, despite comments initially to the contrary from Julen Lopetegui.
Nunes was sent off, despite not actually being active in the game.
The midfielder was on the bench, but referee Michael Salisbury still gave him his marching orders.
Nunes had reacted angrily, after Salisbury allowed Leeds fourth goal to stand.
It was controversial in that Adama Traore had his shirt pulled, before Rodrigo was played in on goal.
Salisbury reviewed the incident via the pitchside monitor. But he decided to stick with his original decision, something that has been very rare for officials to do.
There was fury in the Wolves technical area, and Nunes supposedly barged into the assistant linesman Gary Beswick.
Lopetegui said after the game that the linesman actually walked back into the Portuguese, and said the club would be appealing.
The Telegraph have reported today that the club will submit video evidence of the incident to clear Nunes.
It is also stated in the report that the club will likely not appeal against Jonny’s red card. Lopetegui had initially said the club would.
Wolves right to appeal against Matheus Nunes red card, and right to not bother with Jonny’s
If Wolves genuinely believe the linesman back into Nunes, then they absolutely should be appealing.
And it’s going to be a very bad look if the decision is overturned.
Nunes reaction to the red card was actually very telling – he absolutely couldn’t believe he had been dismissed, suggesting he hadn’t done anything.
And Wolves would be right to not appeal against Jonny’s red card.
While not malicious at all, it was an awful challenge from the 29-year-old Spaniard and Luke Ayling was lucky not to suffer a bad injury.