Found December 24, 2012 on
Everton have decided to appeal the red card shown to Darron Gibson during their 2-1 victory over West Ham United.
The Republic of Ireland international was dismissed in stoppage-time at Upton Park on Saturday.
Referee Anthony Taylor turned to his pocket following a high challenge by Gibson on Mark Noble.
Taylor had already given West Ham striker Carlton Cole his marching orders earlier in the game for a similar offence.
David Moyes was quick to bemoan the performance of the match officials in the aftermath of an important win for his side, with an appeal against Gibson's red card hinted at.
Everton have now taken their protest down the official channels and hope an impending ban for their hard-working midfielder will be lifted.
"The Blues will submit the paperwork on Christmas Eve and due to the FA protocol it does mean that Gibson will be able to participate in the Boxing Day clash with Wigan Athletic," read a statement released on the club's official websit...
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