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Dartford boss Tony Burman says Tom Wynter's red card against Maidenhead was harsh and may appeal

By Luke Cawdell

Dartford are considering appealing against the red card handed out to Tom Wynter on Saturday.

The Darts defender received a straight red after a coming together with Maidenhead keeper Carl Pentney.

He was ordered off for a stamp but Dartford boss Tony Burman has seen video footage of the incident and thinks the decision was harsh.

Tom Wynter, left, saw red against Maidenhead Picture Andy Payton

Tom Wynter, left, saw red against Maidenhead Picture: Andy Payton

Burman said: “The referee and linesman have said Tom has stamped on the player and I disagree with that.

“If you look at the highlights, he has made contact but I think the referee has got it wrong and it’s a yellow card. There has to be some intent there. To stamp on someone is a red card and I don’t think that Tom did that.”

Dartford have until Thursday to appeal. The Football Association could quash the suspension if they agree that Wynter’s actions didn’t warrant a red card. However If the suspension stands, Wynter will serve a three-game ban meaning he misses the Christmas double-header against Ebbsfleet.

The FA could, if they see an appeal as being frivolous, increase the suspension.

“Red is violent conduct and I don’t think that was violent conduct,” said Burman.

“The reaction from the Maidenhead players has not helped the cause. The referee was under a lot of pressure.”

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