News ID: 175131
Published: 0730 GMT January 04, 2017

Bournemouth to appeal against Francis red card in Arsenal draw

Bournemouth to appeal against Francis red card in Arsenal draw

Bournemouth is appealing against Simon Francis' red card in the 3-3 draw with Arsenal on Tuesday.

Defender Francis, 31, was dismissed for a challenge on midfielder Aaron Ramsey as the Gunners came from 3-0 down to rescue a point at the Vitality Stadium, BBC reported.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe said it was a "harsh" decision by referee Michael Oliver to send off Francis, before Olivier Giroud equalized in added time.

"It was a foul but I don't think it was a sending-off," said Howe.

The club expects to hear the outcome of its appeal by the end of the week.

If the appeal is unsuccessful, Francis will miss Saturday's FA Cup third-round tie with Millwall as well as Premier League games against Hull City and Watford.

   
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