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Linfield may appeal Christy Manzinga's retrospective red card ban as clubs fear suspension could open 'can of worms'

Linfield chairman concerned precedent being set by ref's use of video footage

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Christy Manzinga

Christy Manzinga

Christy Manzinga

Linfield chairman Roy McGivern has revealed that the club are considering appealing the controversial three match suspension dished out to striker Christy Manzinga by the Irish FA Disciplinary Committee.

The move to ban the Blues forward retrospectively has sent shockwaves across the Irish League with McGivern pointing out that Linfield are "very concerned" by the decision which could have serious implications for the game here in the future.

During Linfield's 2-0 home league win over Glenavon last month, Manzinga was issued a yellow card by referee Jamie Robinson having appeared to hit out at the visitors' Daniel Larmour. Post match, Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton blasted that the former Motherwell star should have been sent off.


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