Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Black Cats appeal Sessegnon red

Stephane Sessegnon, (28) was sent off for a foul on Yacouba Sylla

Sunderland have formally lodged a claim for unfair dismissal following Stephane Sessegnon's red card at Aston Villa, the Football Association has confirmed.

The 28-year-old Benin international will have his case heard by an independent regulatory commission on Wednesday afternoon.

Sessegnon was sent off by referee Lee Probert during the 6-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Villa Park for a foul on Yacoub Sylla with 21 minutes remaining.