Evening Express

Aberdeen ‘disappointed’ as Devlin red card appeal unsuccessful

Aberdeen's Michael Devlin is sent off by referee Craig Thomson.

Aberdeen today admitted to ‘disappointment’ as the appeal for the red card shown to Mikey Devlin was unsuccessful.

The defender was sent off after just four minutes of the 2-0 loss to Kilmarnock by referee Craig Thomson.

The referee dismissed Devlin for a foul on Killie striker Eammon Brophy as he deemed the centre-back to have denied a clear goal-scoring opportunity.

However the incident happened 35 yards from goal on the right wing and full-back Shaleum Logan seemed capable of tracking back to cover.

Brophy also appears to have pulled Devlin’s shirt before the foul.

An Aberdeen FC statement today said: “The club has this morning received confirmation it has been unsuccessful with the appeal for the red card shown to Michael Devlin last weekend.

“We are extremely disappointed with this outcome, which will now mean Michael misses our important league match against St Johnstone after the international break.

“The club will be making no further comment.”