Paul Konchesky’s controversial red card overturned for Leicester City

According to BBC Sport, Leicester City defender Paul Konchesky has had his red card, which was issued to him in the 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa, overturned following a successful appeal.

A badly-timed tackle by Konchesky on Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton led to an altercation between him and the Scotland international. The two players locked heads, before the Scot pushed Konchesky away, and referee Craig Pawson gave a straight red card to Konchesky for his role in the incident, but only a yellow card to Hutton.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson previously said he would appeal the decision, but wasn’t too confident it would be successful. However, the red card was successfully overturned, so the former Liverpool man will be available for Leicester’s weekend clash against Manchester City.

“A claim of wrongful dismissal was upheld following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today,“ said the Football Association’s statement.

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