No appeal over Morrison red card

Manager Roberto Di Matteo and club officials have reviewed
television footage of the Scotland midfielder’s challenge on
Fernando Torres minutes before the end of the Baggies’ 1-0 defeat
at Anfield. Although the club still believe the sending-off was
harsh, the Baggies boss admitted they could not prove it was a
“clear and obvious mistake” – as is required under the appeal
legislation. “We’ve had a thorough look at all the available video
replays of the incident and they have underlined what we felt at
the time,” said the Italian. “Yes, James caught their player but he
made a genuine attempt to win the ball, with no malice, and he was
only slightly late. “We definitely feel the punishment outweighs
the crime. “That said, to have any chance of getting the red card
rescinded, the FA rules require us to prove the referee made a
‘clear and obvious mistake’ and we consider it unlikely an FA panel
would agree that is the case in this instance.” Morrison will serve
a three-match ban, ruling him out of home matches against Tottenham
and Birmingham in the Premier League and Manchester City in the
Carling Cup third round.