Hearts confirm decision on Peter Haring's red card appeal

Hearts have decided not to appeal Peter Haring’s red card against Dundee last Saturday.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 12:14 pm
Hearts midfielder Peter Haring gets a straight red card from referee Don Robertson on Saturday.

He will now serve an immediate two-match ban after being sent off for serious foul play by referee Don Robertson.

Hearts considered appealing in the aftermath of their 2-1 victory but chose not to pursue that option after reviewing video footage of the incident.

Haring replaced Andy Irving as an 89th-minute substitute and was dismissed just two minutes later for a high challenge on Dundee’s Declan McDaid.

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He left the field complaining bitterly to Robertson and the fourth official but Hearts have decided to accept the decision.

“We’ve decided not to appeal it after having a look at it,” manager Robbie Neilson told the Evening News. “You have to prove that it wasn’t a red card but he’s gone in with his studs up. As soon as the studs are up and it’s at pace, the referee decides he’s justified to make the decision.”

Haring was making his first appearance in more than two months having struggled to secure a place in Neilson’s side since the turn of the year.

The versatile Austrian will now be suspended for forthcoming league matches against Ayr United and Arbroath. He will be available again for the Scottish Cup third-round tie away to Brora Rangers on March 23.

Neilson admitted to sympathy for Haring at full-time on Saturday. “It’s tough for Peter in that he’s just come back into the team and he’s got a red card card,” said the manager at the time.

“He’s working away trying to get himself fit. He gets a chance and then gets sent off and, potentially, suspended.”

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