Peterhead’s frustration as Simon Ferry enchantment is rejected


Peterhead have expressed their disappointment after Simon Ferry’s enchantment in opposition to his purple card in opposition to Cove Rangers failed.

The midfielder was given a straight purple card by referee Peter Stuart halfway via the primary half of final weekend’s sport on the Balmoral Stadium, together with his enchantment thrown out by a Scottish FA judicial panel.

Ferry tripped Mitch Megginson in a large place simply contained in the Peterhead half and there was confusion as to what offence he had been despatched off for.

The Blue Toon had been disillusioned to find Ferry problem had been deemed as violent conduct – outlined in IFAB’s legislation of the sport as “when a participant makes use of or makes an attempt to make use of extreme power or brutality in opposition to an opponent when not difficult for the ball” – and had been pissed off it was Tuesday earlier than they had been notified as to why he had been despatched off.

Having appealed the Buchan outfit had been additionally pissed off with Stuart’s description of the incident in his proof to the enchantment tribunal.

Supervisor Jim McInally mentioned: “After studying the referee’s response myself and Simon felt we couldn’t let him discuss that incident in that method and Simon truly paid for the enchantment out of his personal pocket.

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Peterhead supervisor Jim McInally

“We appealed hoping that someone who is aware of soccer to a sure extent would see that it wasn’t as dangerous as described.

“After studying what the referee mentioned you’ll have anticipated Simon to have been arrested on Saturday evening.

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“There was one phrase particularly used within the context of that deal with, that we felt shouldn’t have been used.

“In the end the enchantment was thrown out on the digital camera footage wasn’t conclusive in our favour.

“I can return to 2 tackles I noticed final Saturday – Shane Duffy’s problem on Ryan Kent and Shaun Byrne for Dundee on Steven Naismith and each had been worse than Simon’s and so they had been each booked.

“We thought we might enchantment it on the grounds that someone would have a look at it and see it was an expert foul that occurs in soccer.

“It wasn’t to be sadly. After studying what the referee had mentioned we had been lifelike sufficient to realize it was a protracted shot.

“Simon had requested a grade one referee for his view on the incident and he felt it was harsh and yellow would have been honest.

“We simply must reside with the suspension, however we felt among the language that was used relating to the problem was out of order.”

Peterhead normal supervisor Martin Johnston feels the system may enhance.

He added: “We’re in a scenario the place a participant may be cautioned or dismissed, as occurred with Simon Ferry, on a Saturday and we didn’t know what the offence was till Tuesday.

“The system can enhance as a result of we don’t really feel golf equipment ought to be discovering out 48 hours or 72 hours after the occasion as to why a participant has been despatched off.

Peterhead normal supervisor Martin Johnston

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“Meaning we may very well be ill-prepared to submit an enchantment as a result of we have no idea what we’re interesting in opposition to.

“There was confusion as to why it was a sending off offence then a lot to our shock we discovered it was for violent conduct.

“After we had appealed the referee got here again with a really strongly-worded report and we’re of the opinion that any report by a participant, membership or match official ought to merely mirror the info.

“They shouldn’t really feel required to decide on their vocabulary and terminology with a purpose to make sure that their argument is backed up.

“Our participant is aghast that the view is that he intentionally sought out his opponent to assault him.

“The report painted a distinct image that wasn’t mirrored within the video footage and he didn’t want to try this.

“We’re disillusioned, however not shocked, on the ultimate final result – however we nonetheless don’t suppose it was violent conduct and we utterly disagree with the terminology utilized in relation to the problem and that doesn’t relate to what occurred in any respect in our minds.”


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