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Sunderland to appeal Sessegnon red card

Sunderland will appeal Stephane Sessegnon's red card according to manager Paolo Di Canio.

The Benin international was sent off with around 20 minutes left of Monday night's 6-1 loss at Aston Villa for an apparent stamp on Yacouba Sylla but Di Canio feels it was a harsh decision.

"We saw the clip, there is not a bad challenge," he told Sky Sports.

"With the dynamic of the challenge, it can be a trap for the referee because from distance you see the dynamic, but there is not a nasty challenge.

"We will appeal of course."

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