Arsenal balls: Gabriel has red card rescinded, Chelsea docked points?
The Football Association has released the following statement on the Chelsea v Arsenal game that saw the Blues’ whining striker Diego Costa sneak away from a red card and work to get an opponents sent off.:
Arsenal’s claim of wrongful dismissal in relation to Gabriel has been upheld following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.
The player’s three-match suspension has, therefore, been withdrawn with immediate effect.
Gabriel was dismissed for violent conduct during the game against Chelsea on Saturday [19 September 2015].
The player is currently subject to a separate FA charge of improper conduct in relation to Saturday’s game and has until 6pm on Thursday [24 September 2015] to reply.
The game saw Diego Costa get away with it. Chelsea went on to win 2-0. The pivotal moment was Gabriel’s sending off. Surely Chelsea should be docked points?