Gillingham boss Martin Allen will study the video evidence before deciding what to do following Andy Frampton's red card
Martin Allen wants to study the video
evidence before deciding what to do about Andy Frampton’s late
dismissal against Rochdale.
The Gillingham boss has clamped down on
ill-discipline this season and Frampton’s sending off was the first
in a while after a flurry of red cards earlier on in the
Referee Mark Haywood gave Frampton,
pictured, his marching orders as Bobby Grant went to the floor
clutching his face after an altercation with the Gills player.
“I have spoken to Andrew and you couldn’t
get a more honest and decent bloke than him,” said Allen directly
after Tuesday’s game.
“He said he never touched him and the he
just went down. I can’t really comment on it and we will have to
look at it.
“Andrew is adamant he didn’t do anything.
He (Grant) was holding his face but we will keep things internal
and private. If there is anything to do with Andrew then that will
remain between him, myself and the chairman.”
The Gills could appeal the decision if they
deem the red card harsh. If no action is taken, Frampton will miss
the next three games as the offence was classed as violent
Goalscorer Danny Kedwell said: "He (Frampton) is such a
lovely bloke. He is a winner but he would never do anything to harm
anyone. He didn’t raise his arm or his head, it was his chest and
the bloke has gone down holding his face, which does get people
"It just shows how much we are in this
together. If someone goes down we all go in together. He has gone
in to help his team-mate but unfortunately he bloke has gone down
holding his face and I feel sorry for Frammo."
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