Swansea’s Dyer still puzzled by red card

Swansea City winger Nathan Dyer admits he is still not aware why he was sent off against Wigan Athletic on the weekend.

Swansea City winger Nathan Dyer admits he is still not aware why he was sent off against Wigan Athletic on the weekend.

Referee Andre Marriner gave Dyer his marching orders just after the hour-mark of the Welsh club’s 2-0 win at the DW Stadium on Saturday for an appawrently high challenge on Jordi Gomez but it is a decision the player does not agree with.

"I went for the ball - I'm certainly not a malicious player," he said.

"I asked the ref what it was for but he just told me to get off the pitch.

"There was minimal contact. It was a yellow card at best in my opinion - it was not worthy of a straight red.

"Everyone I have spoken to, including people outside of the club, feels the same way."

Swansea went against appealing the three-game ban that comes with a straight red card as they feared it may be extended meaning Dyer will have to sit out until the March 4 trip to Tottenham.

"I will be raring to go when we visit White Hart Lane and I'll work as hard as possible to get back into the team,” he added.

 

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