Premier League: Bournemouth Appeal Simon Francis Red Card

Updated: 04 January 2017 18:35 IST

Bournemouth captain Simon Francis was shown a straight by referee Michael Oliver in the 82nd minute for his challenge on Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey

Premier League: Bournemouth Appeal Simon Francis Red Card
Simon Francis received a straight red card for a tackle on Aaron Ramsey. © AFP

Bournemouth will appeal against the red card shown to captain Simon Francis, who was sent off during the thrilling 3-3 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League, the club confirmed on Wednesday.

The Bournemouth skipper was shown a straight by referee Michael Oliver in the 82nd minute for his challenge on Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

Bournemouth were leading 3-2 at the time but Olivier Giroud equalised in stoppage time to earn for Arsenal a draw.

"CAF Bournemouth have appealed against Simon Francis' red card after the defender was sent off during Tuesday's match with Arsenal. The club will hear the outcome by the end of the week," the club said in a statement on their website.

If their appeal fails Francis will miss the next three games, the FA Cup third round tie with Millhall and Premier League matches with strugglers Hull City and Watford.

Topics : Bournemouth Arsenal Simon Francis Olivier Giroud English Premier League Football
Highlights
  • Bournemouth to appeal against Simon Francis red card
  • Francis was shown a straight red for a tackle on Aaron Ramsey
  • Arsenal came back from 0-3 down to draw the match 3-3
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