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Smith: Ref apologised and said it was a penalty

Smith: Ref apologised and said it was a penalty

AFC Bournemouth right back Adam Smith has revealed that referee Jon Moss apologised after the game for getting the key incident in the game against Southampton wrong.

Moss failed to award a stonewall penalty against Southampton following a foul by Southampton defender Sofiane Boufal on Adam Smith.

Boufal lunged in and without touching the ball, took out Smith at speed.

The Cherries defender fell to the floor, but without hesitation or apparent communication with his assistant he immediately awarded a free kick to Southampton for diving. The resulting booking happens to be Adam Smith's fifth booking of the season and so will miss the next game through suspension.

As yellow cards cannot be rescinded, despite the referee confessing his mistake, Smith will miss AFC Bournemouth's trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace.

Smith told the BBC...

'For the ref to book me doesn't help because that's my fifth yellow card of the season, I spoke to him after and he apologised and said it was a penalty.

'I don't mind him admitting it but the fact he booked me and can't get it rescinded means I'll miss the next game.'

Your Say...

billythekid wrote...

Can't the club appeal as the referee admitted he made the wrong decision?

Otherwise it becomes a farce how some appeal over decisions and get them overturned and others can't appeal.

It not only cost us another 2 points but we lose a player.
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Date:Sunday December 3 2017
Time: 6:24PM

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