Scunthorpe United defender has red card overturned

Scunthorpe captain Jordan Clarke has avoided an automatic three-game ban after having his red card in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Southend overturned.

The ex-Coventry City defender, 29, was dismissed by referee Robert Lewis for violent conduct in the incident that also earned Southend a penalty.

However, an independent regulatory commission has upheld Scunthorpe’s claim of wrongful dismissal.

The Iron heard on Monday that their appeal had been successful.

Clarke is now free to play for Scunthorpe, who stand 18th in League Two, in Tuesday’s home game with Bradford City.

The 29-year-old was sent off in the 78th minute during the Iron’s 1-1 draw against Southend United by referee Robert Lewis, who had deemed his infringement on the Shrimpers’ Tim Dieng to be violent conduct.

SUFC: Jordan Clarke

Scunthorpe United win appeal against defender’s red card shown during draw with Southend United.

The Iron skipper was sent off by referee Rob Lewis after giving away a penalty for a push on Shrimpers midfielder Timothee Dieng in the 1-1 draw at Glanford Park.

But Clarke will now not have to serve a three match suspension.

An FA Spokesperson confirmed: “An independent regulatory committee has upheld a claim of wrongful dismissal in relation to Jordan Clarke and his three match suspension has been removed as a result.

“The Scunthorpe United defender was sent off for violent conduct during an EFL League Two match against Southend United on Saturday.”

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