Alexis Mac Allister red card overturned after huge backlash over ‘harsh’ decision as Liverpool star no longer suspended


ALEXIS MAC ALLISTER’S red card has been OVERTURNED, meaning he has avoided a three-match suspension.

The Liverpool midfielder, 24, was sent off for serious foul play on Saturday after a challenge on Bournemouth’s Ryan Christie in the second half of the Reds’ 3-1 win at Anfield.

Alexis Mac Allister’s red card has been overturnedReuters

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Jurgen Klopp‘s men appealed referee Thomas Bramall’s decision.

And the FA have now confirmed the “wrongful dismissal” claim has been successful.

An FA statement read: “An independent Regulatory Commission has removed Alexis Mac Allister‘s three-match suspension following a claim of wrongful dismissal.”

Mac Allister will now be available for games against Newcastle, Aston Villa and Wolves.

Liverpool boss Klopp vehemently disagreed with the dismissal immediately after the game.

He said: “It’s harsh, this shouldn’t have been a red card.

“It’s a mistake and the punishment of playing 40 minutes with 10 men is already punishment enough. We have to talk to the authorities.

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“There was contact but there is contact in a game all the time. If he gives a yellow card nobody would say, ‘by the way you need to have another look at that’.


“The amount of times I’ve already been asked about it shows it is worth discussing again, which we will probably do.

“I asked Macca and he said ‘he touched him, but not really’. If we have a list of points of what you need to give a red card, besides contact there’s no other box ticked.”

Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer agreed with Klopp, adding: “I think this is a terrible decision, I think this is an awful decision.

“There’s no force at all, I know [Mac Allister is] slightly high but he’s not going in with great force or great power to do [Ryan Christie].

“For [Mac Allister] now to miss three games because of that, then I think that’s extremely harsh.

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“I didn’t think it was a red card at all and I was really surprised it wasn’t overturned or [the referee] was at least told to go to the screen – very, very harsh.”

Liverpool have kicked off their Premier League campaign with four points from six, adding a win over Bournemouth to their 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

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